Patrick Blader - Short Bio

patrick blader

Patrick Blader is a Principal Investigator of a research team founded through the "ACI Jeune Chercheur programme" in 2001. His research team is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of the nervous system using the zebrafish embryo as a model. The team’s projects include how left/right asymmetry is established in the brain, how pineal photoreceptor subtypes are specified and how these subtypes regulate district behaviours, and how neurogenesis and morphogenesis are coordinated during development of the olfactory placode. More recently, he has embarked on a collaboration with a human geneticist in Paris to model Diamond-Blackfan Anemia – a ribosomopathy.