About the Lab

The Martin-Bermudo Lab (MBL) moved to CABD in 2004 to be part of the Gene Regulation and Morphogenesis Department.

In our laboratory, we are interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying cell migration and epithelial morphogenesis. To address these issues, we use a multidisciplinar approach combining genetics with cell and molecular biology, biophysical measurements, in vivo imaging and mathematical modelling. We welcome everyone willing to collaborate freely with us and with the wider scientific community.


The CABD was created in 2003 as the first Developmental Biology Institute in Spain, jointly funded by he Spanish Research Council CSIC, the Andalusian Regional Government Junta de Andalucia, and the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) in Seville.

The CABD is a vibrant research environment with a constructive, supportive and collaborative atmosphere. Research in our Centre uses cutting-edge technologies to reveal general principles of development and identify mechanisms that control how cell collectives make decisions across scales and coordinate their behavior to build an individual. The CABD houses young and dynamic groups working in diverse fields of developmental and cell biology, including gene regulation of morphogenesis, stem cells, self-organization of biological systems, evolution and nuclear dynamics in development.

In addition, the CABD also houses groups studying functional genomics in aging and disease, gene regulation of cell cycle, bioenergetics and mitochondrial signaling. We study these biological processes at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels, using a diverse array of model organisms, including mouse, zebra fish, Xenopus, Drosophila, Caenorhabditis, organoids and yeast. We have strong links with other public universities in Seville, the US and the UNIA, and several biomedical research centres like CABIMER, IBIS and CIC Cartuja. Finally, our Centre has just been awarded two consecutive nominations of Excellence “María de Maeztu”.