Laboratory of Transcriptional Regulation

We investigate the molecular mechanisms of animal development and evolution

+ development, + evolution, + gene regulation, + transcription factors, + eye

Zbyněk Kozmik

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Zbyněk Kozmik

Scientific Career – Milestones

2000-2003: Research Fellow, National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA
2000: Visiting Fellow, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
since 1996: Research Group Leader, IMG, Prague
1991-1996: Postdoctoral & Research Fellow, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria
1990: PhD, IMG, Prague

Control of eye development in the mouse by Pax6 and Meis genes

We have shown a critical role of Pax6 and Meis transcription factors in lens and retina development. [pubmed] [doi]

Eye evolution: insight from invertebrates

Our molecular analysis of the amphioxus frontal eye provided a fundamental insight into the origin of vertebrate eyes. [pubmed] [doi]

Evolution of vertebrate body plan

Our study revealed high evolutionary conservation of dorsal organizer formation in the chordate lineage. [pubmed] [doi]

Research Reports

2020-2022 / 2017-2019 / 2015-2016 / 2013-2014 / 2011-2012 / 2009-2010 / 2008 / 2007

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