Int. J. Dev. Biol. In Press
doi: 10.1387/ijdb.190298cn
© UPV/EHU Press

Eddy De Robertis - Lessons from the Organizer - An Interview with Prof. Edward M. (Eddy) De Robertis

Christof Niehrs

Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), 55128 Mainz, Germany. Division of Molecular Embryology, DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany.

ABSTRACT In this interview, we talk with developmental biologist Eddy De Robertis about his wider scientific career and the history of developmental biology in South America. We discuss the early days of the homebox, the discovery of the mechanism of Spemann organizer function in Xenopus embryos, and related Evo-Devo. De Robertis reflects on trends of how conducting biological research has changed over the years and he provides advice for young scientists.

Keywords:

Argentina, chordin, developmental biology, homebox, Spemann organizer

*Corresponding author e-mail: c.niehrs@imb.de