New Research Group Leader: Rita Mateus

Portuguese scientist, Dr. Rita Mateus, is newly appointed and first DRESDEN-concept Research Group Leader. Dr. Mateus and her research lab will work with zebrafish in order to understand how animals control their organ size.

We welcome Rita Mateus as new research group leader at PoL and at the Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG). Starting on February 15 2021, she will establish and lead the Biophysical Principles of Vertebrate Growth laboratory. Using zebrafish as a model system, the group wants to understand how do animals control their organs size. For this, they will explore how do cells communicate with each other, focusing on understanding which physical properties govern organ growth, both in embryonic development and regeneration.
Rita is looking to build an interdisciplinary and collaborative team that will bridge expertise between experimental, computational and theoretical approaches – contact us!

See also Press Release “Start of the first DRESDEN-concept Research Group” (on TU Dresden website)