PhD Student


IST Austria

Am campus 1

A-3400 Klosterneuburg


Tel:+43 224390007454


Research interests


At the onset of zebrafish development the egg is composed of a mixture of yolk granules (the food supply on which the developing embryo will feed during the first days of its development) and cytoplasm from which all of the embryonic tissues will develop. For development to start, the cytoplasm and yolk granules need to segregate with all the cytoplasm accumulating at one side of the oocyte and yolk granules on the other. This segregation process is typically called "cytoplasmic streaming or flow".

The goal of my project is to unravel the physical basis of cytoplasmic streaming in zebrafish egg.