Julien Vermot leads the biomechanics and signaling lab focusing on the understanding on the impact of mechanical stresses during morphogenetic and regenerative processes.
Julien Vermot obtained his PhD in developmental biology from the University of Strasbourg in 2003, where he worked on the role of retinoic acid during embryonic development. He then worked as a visiting scientist the Stowers Institute for Biomedical Research in Kansas City, USA, followed by a post-doctoral position at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena where he developed new tools to study the role of mechanical forces during development. He was Research Director at the French INSERM before joining the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London in 2019.
For his research, he has won numerous prizes, including the Career Development Award from the HFSP and the ERC Consolidator Grant. He became EMBO member in 2023.
et al., 2023, Author Correction: Highly specific and non-invasive imaging of Piezo1-dependent activity across scales using GenEPi, Nature Communications, Vol:14, ISSN:2041-1723
Steib E, Vagena-Pantoula C, Vermot J, 2023, TissUExM protocol for ultrastructure expansion microscopy of zebrafish larvae and mouse embryos, Star Protocols, Vol:4, ISSN:2666-1667
et al., 2022, TissUExM enables quantitative ultrastructural analysis in whole vertebrate embryos by expansion microscopy, Cell Reports Methods, Vol:2, ISSN:2667-2375
Vignes H, Vagena-Pantoula C, Vermot J, 2022, Mechanical control of tissue shape: Cell-extrinsic and -intrinsic mechanisms join forces to regulate morphogenesis, Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology, Vol:130, ISSN:1084-9521, Pages:45-55
et al., 2022, Fluid mechanics of the zebrafish embryonic heart trabeculation, Plos Computational Biology, Vol:18, ISSN:1553-734X