Dr Ildiko Somorjai

Senior Lecturer MASTS

BMS 3.20
tel. 01334 463628

Ildiko is a Senior 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, Szabó, R, Somorjai, IML & Ferrier, DEK 2018, 'A revised spiralian homeobox gene classification incorporating new polychaete transcriptomes reveals a diverse TALE class and a divergent Hox gene' Genome Biology and Evolution, vol. 10, no. 9, pp. 2151–2167. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evy144
Somorjai, IML, Marti-Solans, J, Diaz-Gracia, M, Nishida, H, Imai, K, Escriva, H, Cañestro, C & Albalat, R 2018, 'Wnt evolution and function shuffling in liberal and conservative chordate genomes' Genome Biology, vol. 19, 98. DOI: 10.1186/s13059-018-1468-3
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
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