Dr Ildiko Somorjai

MASTS Lecturer

BMS 3.20
tel. 01334 463628

Ildiko is a newly appointed MASTS Lecturer. Her interests are in the field of evolution and development (“Evo-Devo”), including the evolution of regeneration mechanisms and stem cells . She employs a comparative framework to study the amazing diversity of regenerative ability in different systems, particularly marine organisms . The long-term goal of her research is to shed light on new facets of the regulation of stem cells in species with high regenerative potential, in an effort to improve organ regeneration in poorly regenerating species, like humans.



Barton-Owen, T, Ferrier, DEK & Somorjai, IML 2018, 'Pax3/7 duplicated and diverged independently in amphioxus, the basal chordate lineage' Scientific Reports, vol 8, 9414. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-27700-x
Somorjai, IML 2018, 'The amphioxus regeneration model: 1st general meeting and working group meetings of the COST Action 16203: STEM CELLS OF MARINE/AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES: FROM BASIC RESEARCH TO INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS (MARISTEM), February 5-6, 2018, Marine Biology Station, National Institute of Biology, Piran, Slovenia' Invertebrate Survival Journal, vol 15, pp. 104-115.
Ballarin, L, Rinkevich, B, Bartscherer, K, Burzynski, A, Cambier, S, Cammarata, M, Domart-Coulon, I, Drobne, D, Encinas, J, Frank, U, Geneviere, A-M, Hobmayer, B, Lohelaid, H, Lyons, D, Martinez, P, Oliveri, P, Peric, L, Piraino, S, Ramsak, A, Rakers, S, Rentzsch, F, Rosner, A, Henriques da Silva, T, Somorjai, IML, Suleiman, S & Varela Coelho, A 2018, 'MARISTEM- Stem cells of marine/aquatic invertebrates: from basic research to innovative applications' Sustainability, vol 10, no. 2, 526. DOI: 10.3390/su10020526
Dailey, SC, Kozmikova, I & Somorjai, IML 2017, 'Amphioxus sp5 is a member of a conserved SP complement, and is modulated by Wnt/β-catenin signalling' International Journal of Developmental Biology, vol 61, no. 10/11/12, pp. 723-732. DOI: 10.1387/ijdb.170205is
Somorjai, IML 2017, 'Amphioxus regeneration: evolutionary and biomedical implications' International Journal of Developmental Biology, vol 61, no. 10/11/12, pp. 689-696. DOI: 10.1387/ijdb.170219is
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