Research Groups

Marcos Gonzalez-Gaitan Lab


We want to understand in physical and molecular terms how cells talk to each other during development. This means our research is highly interdisciplinary: physics, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics... Indeed some of us in the lab are biologists, other physicists, chemists, engineers. 

Key publications

Loubéry, Sylvain*; Daeden, Alicia*; Seum, Carole; Holtzer, Laurent; Moraleda, Ana; Damond, Nicolas; Derivery, Emmanuel; Schmidt, Thomas; Gonzalez-Gaitan, Marcos (2017) Sara phosphorylation state controls the dispatch of endosomes from the central spindle during asymmetric division. Nat. Commun. 8 15285.


Kressmann, Sabine; Campos, Claudia; Castanon, Irinka; Fürthauer, Maximilian; González-Gaitán, Marcos (2015) Directional Notch trafficking in Sara endosomes during asymmetric cell division in the spinal cord. Nat. Cell Biol. 17 (3) 333-339.


Derivery, Emmanuel; Seum, Carole; Daeden, Alicia; Loubéry, Sylvain; Holtzer, Laurent; Jülicher, Frank; Gonzalez-Gaitan, Marcos (2015) Polarized endosome dynamics by spindle asymmetry during asymmetric cell division. Nature 528 (7581) 280-285.


Wartlick, Ortrud; Mumcu, P.; Kicheva, Anna; Bittig, T.; Seum, Carole; Julicher, Frank; Gonzalez-Gaitan, Marcos (2011) Dynamics of Dpp Signaling and Proliferation Control. Science 331 (6021) 1154-1159.


Kicheva, Anna; Pantazis, Periklis; Bollenbach, Tobias; Kalaidzidis, Yannis; Bittig, Thomas; Julicher, Frank; Gonzalez-Gaitan, Marcos (2007) Kinetics of Morphogen Gradient Formation. Science 315 (5811) 521-525.