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LBDV laboratory


The Villefranche-sur-Mer Developmental Biology Laboratory, "LBDV" is internationally recognized for its research in developmental biology, evo-devo and cell biology using a range of marine invertebrate organisms. It is one of two research laboratories within the Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer (OOV), supported by both the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC).

The LBDV includes 7 research groups with complementary scientific interests and expertise, applying modern molecular, cellular, genetic and genomic approaches to address a range of biological processes. These include the production and fusion of gametes, the cellular mechanisms governing embryonic division programmes, body plan establishment and cell fate choices during embryonic development, the evolution of developmental mechanisms, organ regeneration and the genomic basis of animal diversity.  To answer these questions, LBDV groups exploit “traditional” marine research species, such as sea urchin and ascidian embryos, while in parallel developing for advanced research animals such as jellyfish, colonial ascidians and amphioxus.


UMR7009 CNRS/UPMC Laboratoire de Biologie du Développement de Villefranche sur mer
Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer
Quai de la Darse, 06234 Villefranche-sur-Mer Cedex, France
Téléphone : +33 (0)4 93 76 37 70  +33 (0)4 93 76 37 79
Télécopie : +33 (0)4 93 76 37 92


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