Main research interests

CBF lab is dedicated to the study of helminthe sexual development and host-parasite relationship.
We are using two complementary models: the parasite Schistosoma mansoni and the free-living worm Macrostomum lignano.
In particular, we are focusing on the role of Venus Kinase Receptors, a new family of receptor tyrosine kinase regulating gonade development and gamete maturation in invertebrates.

Main research interests