Mechanobiology investigates the role of physical forces in embryonic development. I’ll present my work on how the fold that divides the head from the trunk in Drosophila embryos may have an important mechanical role in gastrulation. The conference Mechanobiology in development and disease is happening in the EMBL Heidelberg.
Here is how a typical session of imaging embryos under Lightsheet Microscopy goes. A glimpse into my day-to-day work :)
Assemble the incubation chamber:
Collect and mount the embryos:
Acquire a short timelapse from multiple angles:
Transfer (lots of) data for image processing ;)