The Platynereis dumerilii database

Dr. Schneider's Lab

Welcome to PdumBase

We are interested in the study of developmental and cell biological mechanisms: genesis of animal form and function.

  • Study of early development of a marine worm model system, the polychaete annelid Platynereis dumerilii, especially its early asymmetric cell divisions and their role within the early gene regulatory networks.
  • Reconstruction of ancestral features especially the developmental properties of the last common ancestor of fruit fly, nematode, sea urchin, and vertebrate – the bilaterian ancestor or more specifically the protostome/deuterostome ancestor.