On November 1th, 2015, the junior research group Embryonic Self-Organization will start up at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine. This group is financed by the DFG Emmy Noether program and will be headed by Dr. Ivan Bedzhov.
The projects will focus on understanding the self-organization of the pluripotent lineage in mammalian embryos at the time of implantation. This period of embryonic development is largely unexplored and it is probably the most enigmatic phase of the mammalian embryogenesis, as at that time the implanting embryo invades the maternal tissues and become hidden from view.
More detailed project descriptions will follow in due time.