• The architecture of cell differentiation in choanoflagellates and sponge choanocytes 

      Laundon, Davis; Larson, Ben T; McDonald, Kent; King, Nicole; Burkhardt, Pawel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-12)
      Although collar cells are conserved across animals and their closest relatives, the choanoflagellates, little is known about their ancestry, their subcellular architecture, or how they differentiate. The choanoflagellate ...
    • Choanoflagellates and the ancestry of neurosecretory vesicles 

      Göhde, Ronja Alica Angelika; Naumann, Benjamin; Laundon, Davis; Imig, Cordelia; McDonald, Kent; Cooper, Benjamin H.; Varoqueaux, Frédérique; Fasshauer, Dirk; Burkhardt, Pawel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Neurosecretory vesicles are highly specialized trafficking organelles that store neurotransmitters that are released at presynaptic nerve endings and are, therefore, important for animal cell–cell signalling. Despite ...
    • Exciting times to study the identity and evolution of cell types 

      Sachkova, Maria; Burkhardt, Pawel (Journal article, 2019)
      The EMBO/EMBL Symposium on ‘The Identity and Evolution of Cell Types’ took place in Heidelberg, Germany, on 15-19 May 2019. The symposium, which brought together a diverse group of speakers addressing a wide range of ...
    • Histone demethylase Lsd1 is required for the differentiation of neural cells in Nematostella vectensis 

      Gahan, James Michael; Kouzel, Ivan; Ormevik Jansen, Kamilla; Burkhardt, Pawel; Rentzsch, Fabian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Chromatin regulation is a key process in development but its contribution to the evolution of animals is largely unexplored. Chromatin is regulated by a diverse set of proteins, which themselves are tightly regulated in a ...