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  • PL 65 (Viikinkaari 1)

    00014

    Finland

2005 …2040
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Description of research and teaching

Research summary: A key issue in biology is to uncover the mechanisms employed by conserved signaling pathways to generate morphological diversity. The Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs), members of the TGF-beta superfamily, are a family of highly conserved secreted growth factors involved in metazoan developmental processes as diverse as cell proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation and cell-fate determination. Our studies intend to unveil the mechanisms of how spatial distribution of BMP ligands is regulated for pattern formation and how its modifications contribute to morphological variations in Drosophila and other species.

Teaching: Advanced developmental biology, Stem cells and organogenesis, Developmental biology practical course

Keywords

  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
  • developmental biology
  • Drosophila development
  • TGF-beta/BMP family signaling
  • morphogen diffusion
  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • epithelial cells
  • Signal transduction
  • morphogenesis

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2005 2019

  • 22 Article
  • 2 Conference article
  • 1 Meeting Abstract

Quantitative Morphological Variation in the Developing Drosophila Wing

Matamoro-Vidal, A., Huang, Y., Salazar-Ciudad, I., Shimmi, O. & Houle, D., Jul 2018, In : G3 - Genes genomes genetics. 8, 7, p. 2399-2409 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Wing vein development in the sawfly Athalia rosae is regulated by spatial transcription of Dpp/BMP signaling components

Huang, Y., Hatakeyama, M. & Shimmi, O., 2018, In : Arthropod Structure & Development. 47, 4, p. 408-415 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The molecular and cellular mechanisms coupling epithelial morphogenesis and developmental signalling

Toddie-Moore, D., Marin-Riera, M., Salazar-Ciudad, I. & Shimmi, O., Jul 2017, In : Mechanisms of Development. 145, p. S94-S94 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

Adaptive protein divergence of BMP ligands takes place under developmental and evolutionary constraints

Tauscher, P., Gui, J. & Shimmi, O., 18 Oct 2016, In : Development. 143, 20, p. 3742-3750 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 2013 2040

Activities 2006 2019

Reviewer (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council)

Osamu Shimmi (Participant)
22 Feb 201915 Mar 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

PLoS One (Journal)

Osamu Shimmi (Reviewer)
16 Apr 201929 Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Molecular Biology and Evolution (Journal)

Osamu Shimmi (Reviewer)
23 Feb 20194 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Reviewer (KU Leuven)

Osamu Shimmi (Participant)
19 Feb 201925 Mar 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Yukitaka Ishimoto

Osamu Shimmi (Host)
24 Aug 201821 Sep 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Press / Media

Interview of Japanese researcher in Finland

Osamu Shimmi

01/01/2006

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media