Chema Martin-DURAN, sENIOR lecturer

Chema obtained his PhD at the University of Barcelona studying the embryonic development of planarian flatworms. After his postdoctoral research at the Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, he moved to Queen Mary University of London to establish a lab that combines his interests in developmental biology, animal evolution, and marine biodiversity.


Océane seudre, PhD student

Océane graduated from the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris with a Master’s degree in Evolutionary Biology, studying the evolution of sexual reproduction. She now jumps into evolutionary developmental biology to further understand the principles that shape biodiversity. Her PhD project explores the genetic, cellular, and evolutionary mechanisms that control spiralian embryogenesis.


Divya Vayda, undergraduate