EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany


  • PhD 1996, University of Cambridge.
    Postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen.
    Group Leader at EMBL 2004-2017.


Total: 22 publication(s)


Gilmour D, Rembold M, Leptin M. (2017)

From morphogen to morphogenesis and back

Nature 541(7637):311-313. doi: 10.1038/nature21348
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Barry JD, Donà E, Gilmour D, Huber W. (2016)

TimerQuant: a modelling approach to tandem fluorescent timer design and data interpretation for measuring protein turnover in embryos.

Development 143(1):174-9. doi: 10.1242/dev.125971
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Gilmour D. (2015)

Epithelial Morphogenesis: Stage Diving with Purpose.

Dev Cell 35(1):7-8. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2015.09.025
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Durdu S, Iskar M, Revenu C, Schieber N, Kunze A, Bork P, Schwab Y, Gilmour D. (2014)

Luminal signalling links cell communication to tissue architecture during organogenesis.

Nature 515(7525):120-124. doi: 10.1038/nature13852
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Mazaheri F, Breus O, Durdu S, Haas P, Wittbrodt J, Gilmour D, Peri F. (2014)

Distinct roles for BAI1 and TIM-4 in the engulfment of dying neurons by microglia.

Nat Commun 5(Article No:4046) doi: 10.1038/ncomms5046
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Revenu C, Streichan S, Donà E, Lecaudey V, Hufnagel L, Gilmour D. (2014)

Quantitative cell polarity imaging defines leader-to-follower transitions during collective migration and the key role of microtubule-dependent adherens junction formation

Development 141:1282-1291. doi: 10.1242/dev.101675
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Donà E, Barry JD, Valentin G, Quirin C, Khmelinskii A, Kunze A, Durdu S, Newton LR, Fernandez-Minan A, Huber W, Knop M, Gilmour D. (2013)

Directional tissue migration through a self-generated chemokine gradient

Nature 503(7475):285-289. doi: 10.1038/nature12635
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Streichan SJ, Valentin G, Gilmour D, Hufnagel L. (2011)

Collective cell migration guided by dynamically maintained gradients

Phys Biol 8(4):045004. doi: 10.1088/1478-3975/8/4/045004
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Revenu C, Gilmour D. (2009)

EMT 2.0: shaping epithelia through collective migration

Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. 19(4):338-342. doi: 10.1016/j.gde.2009.04.007
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Friedl P, Gilmour D. (2009)

Collective cell migration in morphogenesis, regeneration and cancer

Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol. 10(7):445-457. doi: 10.1038/nrm2720
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Rojas-Muñoz A, Rajadhyksha S, Gilmour D, van Bebber F, Antos C, Rodríguez Esteban C, Nüsslein-Volhard C, Izpisúa Belmonte JC. (2009)

ErbB2 and ErbB3 regulate amputation-induced proliferation and migration during vertebrate regeneration

Dev. Biol. 327(1):177-190. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2008.12.012
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Liu YH, Jakobsen JS, Valentin G, Amarantos I, Gilmour DT, Furlong EE. (2009)

A systematic analysis of Tinman function reveals Eya and JAK-STAT signaling as essential regulators of muscle development

Dev. Cell 16(2):280-291. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2009.01.006
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Lecaudey V, Cakan-Akdogan G, Norton WH, Gilmour D. (2008)

Dynamic Fgf signaling couples morphogenesis and migration in the zebrafish lateral line primordium

Development 135(16):2695-2705. doi: 10.1242/dev.025981
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Pouthas F, Girard P, Lecaudey V, Ly TB, Gilmour D, Boulin C, Pepperkok R, Reynaud EG. (2008)

In migrating cells, the Golgi complex and the position of the centrosome depend on geometrical constraints of the substratum

J. Cell. Sci. 121(Pt 14):2406-2414. doi: 10.1242/jcs.026849
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Gilmour D, Haas P, Cakan G, Lecaucley V, Colombelli J, Stelzer E. (2008)

Polarising migrating tissues during organogenesis

Dev. Biol. 319(2):488.
Europe PMC


Valentin G, Haas P, Gilmour D. (2007)

The chemokine SDF1a coordinates tissue migration through the spatially restricted activation of Cxcr7 and Cxcr4b

Curr. Biol. 17(12):1026-1031. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2007.05.020
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Gilmour D, Haas P, Cakan G, Lecaudey V, Valentin G, Colombelli J, Stelzer E. (2007)

Pushing and pulling migrating tissues in vivo with GPCRs

FASEB J 21(5):A3.


Haas P, Gilmour D. (2006)

Chemokine signaling mediates self-organizing tissue migration in the zebrafish lateral line

Dev. Cell 10(5):673-680. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2006.02.019
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Lecaudey V, Gilmour D. (2006)

Organizing moving groups during morphogenesis

Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 18(1):102-107. doi: 10.1016/j.ceb.2005.12.001
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Gilmour D, Knaut H, Maischein HM, Nüsslein-Volhard C. (2004)

Towing of sensory axons by their migrating target cells in vivo

Nat. Neurosci. 7(5):491-492. doi: 10.1038/nn1235
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Gilmour DT, Maischein HM, Nüsslein-Volhard C. (2002)

Migration and function of a glial subtype in the vertebrate peripheral nervous system

Neuron 34(4):577-588. doi: 10.1016/s0896-6273(02)00683-9
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Gilmour DT, Jessen JR, Lin S. (2002)

Manipulating gene expression in the zebrafish

Zebrafish, a practical approach. Oxford.
Europe PMC