Nicolas Di-Poi: Vertebrate Evolution, Development and Regeneration

Research in our group investigates a number of questions central to understanding animal evolution and development: What determines the lifelong regenerative capacity of some animal lineages ? How has the developmental program evolved to generate the impressive morphological diversity of organs and tissues across vertebrates ? What are the relationships between form and function of organisms and their external environment?

To answer these questions, we investigate non-classical vertebrate models such as reptiles which display an exceptional array of regenerative capacities, life-styles, ecologies, and morphologies. All our research projects include state-of-the-art integrative methods such as cellular biology, molecular embryology, genetics, comparative genomics, transcriptomics, geometric morphometrics and theoretical modeling.

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Nicolas is a Principal Investigator/Group Leader at BI.  


Nicolas Di-Poi, PhD, Docent
University Researcher 
Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE

Biocenter 3, room 2317
P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
00014 University of Helsinki

Office: +358 2941 59367