Welcome to the Gönczy Lab

We are interested in understanding fundamental cell division processes, notably in the context of a developing organism. We focus on the following two processes:

To address these fundamental biological questions, we use a combination of genetic, functional genomic, biochemical, proteomic and cell biological approaches, primarily in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and in human cells in culture.

Interested in joining us for some fun and exciting science during your PhD or post-doc?

Contact pierre.gonczy@epfl.ch for more information!

Interested in doing a PhD in the Gönczy lab? More information here!

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Some reviews

P. Gönczy : Centrosomes and cancer: revisiting a long-standing relationship; Nature Reviews Cancer. 2015. DOI : 10.1038/nrc3995.
M. Bornens; P. Gönczy : Centrosomes back in the limelight; Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences. 2014. DOI : 10.1098/rstb.2013.0452.
P. Gönczy : Towards a molecular architecture of centriole assembly; Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. 2012. DOI : 10.1038/nrm3373.
Y. Budirahardja; P. Gönczy : Coupling the cell cycle to development; Development. 2009. DOI : 10.1242/dev.021931.
P. Strnad; P. Gönczy : Mechanisms of procentriole formation; Trends in cell biology. 2008. DOI : 10.1016/j.tcb.2008.06.004.
P. Gönczy : Mechanisms of asymmetric cell division: flies and worms pave the way; Nature reviews. Molecular cell biology. 2008. DOI : 10.1038/nrm2388.
S. Leidel; P. Gönczy : Centrosome duplication and nematodes: recent insights from an old relationship; Developmental cell. 2005. DOI : 10.1016/j.devcel.2005.08.004.
M. Delattre; P. Gönczy : The arithmetic of centrosome biogenesis; Journal of cell science. 2004. DOI : 10.1242/jcs.01128.