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Live from the Lab: Stories of Animal Ancestors

Live from the lab

Have you ever wanted to travel back in time and understand how animal life came to be? This series might be your best chance. Join researchers as they ask the same overarching question: what did animal ancestors look like? In an attempt to answer this question, we will discuss modern methods in science, take a look at the fossil record, how cells shape the bodies of different animals and how they evolve. Bring along your burning questions on the origins and evolution of animal life and join in the discussion.


Part 2: How to Generate and Regenerate an Organism

If we look closely, we can see common themes and patterns in animal diversity. How do similar cells create different body shapes? How can one cell organise and build an entire animal from scratch? What enables some cells to regenerate missing body parts? Scientists give insights into their research, contributing to answering questions about how the body forms.


Event information

  • Theme: How to Generate and Regenerate an Organism
  • Speakers: Luca Santangeli, Petra Kovacikova, Alba Almazán and Francesca Pinton  
  • Moderation: Siri Kellner and Milena Marinković
  • Participation via Zoom or YouTube
  • Event in English
  • Event host Siri Kellner is looking for participants supporting her research as well as the development of an online exhibition by filling out a short online survey. Participants receive a free museum mask.


Further dates and topics

Further information

  • In cooperation with the EvoCELL-Network.
  • This project has received funding from the Europeans Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 766053.