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Dr Ildiko Somorjai:
Senior Lecturer MASTS


Research Overview:

My research interests are broadly in evolution and development, with a focus on comparative mechanisms between embryonic processes and regeneration. The main body of my work is carried out in the cephalochordate amphioxus, an invertebrate chordate that is fast emerging as an important model system for understanding the evolution of vertebate characters from an invertebrate ancestor. This is largely facilitated by its "prototypical" genome organisation and simple chordate morphology. The fact that amphioxus regenerates complex structures well as an adult also holds promise for its use as a regeneration model system.

 


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Light sheet microscopy with acoustic sample confinement Zhengyi Yang, Katy LH Cole, Yongqiang Qiu, Ildiko Maureen Lara Somorjai, Philip Wijesinghe, Jonathan Nylk, Sandy Cochran, Gabriel C Spalding, David A Lyons, Kishan Dholakia
Nature Communications 2019 vol.10
A revised spiralian homeobox gene classification incorporating new polychaete transcriptomes reveals a diverse TALE class and a divergent Hox gene Ildiko Maureen Lara Somorjai, David Ellard Keith Ferrier
Genome Biology and Evolution 2018 vol.10 pp.2151–2167
Amphioxus functional genomics and the origins of vertebrate gene regulation Ferdinand Marletaz, Panos Firbas, Ignacio Maeso, Juan Tena, Ozren Bogdanovic, Malcolm Perry, Chris Wyatt, Elisa de la Calle-Mustienes, Stephanie Bertrand, Demian Burguera, Rafael Acemel, Simon van Heeringen, Silvia Naranjo, Carlos Herrera-Ubeda, Ksenia Skvortsova, Sandra Jimenez-Gancedo, Daniel Aldea, Yamile Marquez, Lorena Buono, Iryna Kozmikova, Jon Permanyer, Alexandra Louis, Beatriz Albuixech-Crespo, Yann Le Petillon, Anthony Leon Florian, Lucie Subirana, Piotr J. Balwierz, Paul Duckett, Ensieh Farahani, Jean Marc Aury, Sophie Mangenot, Patrick Wincker, Ricard Albalat, Elia Benito-Gutierrez, Cristian Canestro, Filipe Castro, Salvatore D'Aniello, David Ellard Keith Ferrier, Shengfeng Huang, Vincent Laudet, Gabriel Marais, Pierre Pontarotti, Michael Schubert, Herve Seitz, Ildiko Maureen Lara Somorjai, Tokiharu Takahashi, Olivier Mirabeau, Anlong Xu, Jr-Kai Yu, Piero Carninci, Juan Martinez-Morales, Hugues Crollius, Zbynek Kozmik, Matt Weirauch, Jordi Garcia-Fernandez, Ryan Lister, Boris Lenhard, Peter Holland, Hector Escriva, Jose Luis Gomez-Skarmeta, Manuel Irimia
Nature 2018 vol.564 pp.64-70
MARISTEM- Stem cells of marine/aquatic invertebrates Loriano Ballarino, Baruch Rinkevich, Kerstin Bartscherer, Artur Burzynski, Sebastien Cambier, Matteo Cammarata, Isabelle Domart-Coulon, Damjana Drobne, Juanma Encinas, Uri Frank, Anne-Marie Geneviere, Bert Hobmayer, Helike Lohelaid, Daniel Lyons, Pedro Martinez, Paola Oliveri, Lorena Peric, Stefano Piraino, Andreja Ramsak, Sebastian Rakers, Fabian Rentzsch, Amalia Rosner, Tiago Henriques da Silva, Ildiko Maureen Lara Somorjai, Sherif Suleiman, Ana Varela Coelho
Sustainability 2018 vol.10
Pax3/7 duplicated and diverged independently in amphioxus, the basal chordate lineage David Ellard Keith Ferrier, Ildiko Maureen Lara Somorjai
Scientific Reports 2018 vol.8