Zebrafish caudal fin (left). Gene expression in the early regenerating fin (right). © Dr. Franziska Knopf

Knopf Group - Biology of Bone Regeneration

Bone fractures in humans heal well, especially at young age. Unfortunately, bone is not replaced after severe injury or upon long term treatment with certain drugs. In order to better understand mechanisms of successful versus impaired bone regeneration, we make use of highly regenerative zebrafish, and evaluate their bone forming capacity in different experimental contexts.

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