Bending towards differentiation
Figure created for Prof. Aurélien Roux from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Geneva (2021)
The goal of this figure was to summarize the key information of a research paper in a self-explanatory and compelling way, to be featured in a preview article in Developmental Cell.
Authors have developed a microfluidic system that induces epithelial folding to recapitulate deformations observed in vivo. They observe that the apical or basal direction of folding results in strikingly different biochemical response within the monolayer.