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I graduated with a Diploma in Biology from the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany). I carried on in Braunschweig to obtain my PhD with Prof Ralf Schnabel working on cell polarity and cell migration in the C. elegans embryo. Then I moved to Cambridge (UK), where I did a postdoc with Dr Peter Lawrence, first at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and then at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Zoology. In the Lawrence lab, I started to work on abdominal morphogenesis of Drosophila. I joined the School of Biology in St Andrews as a lecturer in 2013.

Research areas:

  • Developmental and cell biology of Drosophila
  • Cell behaviour during morphogenenesis
  • In vivo 4D microscopy
  • Cytokeletal dynamics
  • Cell migration and apical constriction, tissue mechanics

Marcus Bischoff research group