Welcome To the Villefranche-sur-mer Developmental Biology Laboratory
The Villefranche-sur-mer Developmental Biology Laboratory (LBDV) conducts research in cell and developmental biology with various species of marine invertebrates, as well as on the evolution of animal genomes. Internationally recognised, the laboratory is located at the Institut de la Mer de Villefranche-sur-mer (IMEV) and is supported by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Sorbonne Université. Fundamental questions are addressed, such as ovogenesis, embryogenesis, regeneration, cell divisions, life cycles, toxicology of marine embryos and animal evolution.
Seven research teams are complementary and address these questions through various experimental approaches in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics and genomics.
Director LBDV Alex McDougall