EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

ORCID iD: iD icon0000-0001-6310-8404


  • PhD 2008, University of Paris XI, France (Orsay).
    Postdoctoral research at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, USA
    Group leader at EMBL since 2017.


Total: 10 publication(s)


Ikmi A, Steenbergen PJ, Anzo M, McMullen MR, Stokkermans A, Ellington LR, Gibson MC. (2020)

Feeding-dependent tentacle development in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis.

Nat Commun 11(1) doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-18133-0
Europe PMC | doi


He S, Del Viso F, Chen CY, Ikmi A, Kroesen AE, Gibson MC. (2018)

An axial Hox code controls tissue segmentation and body patterning in Nematostella vectensis.

Science 361(6409):1377-1380. doi: 10.1126/science.aar8384
Europe PMC | doi


Ikmi A, McKinney SA, Delventhal KM, Gibson MC. (2014)

TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing in the early-branching metazoan Nematostella vectensis

Nat Commun 5 doi: 10.1038/ncomms6486
Europe PMC | doi

Ikmi A, Gaertner B, Seidel C, Srivastava M, Zeitlinger J, Gibson MC. (2014)

Molecular evolution of the Yap/Yorkie proto-oncogene and elucidation of its core transcriptional program.

Mol. Biol. Evol. 31(6):1375-1390. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msu071
Europe PMC | doi


Fritz AE, Ikmi A, Seidel C, Paulson A, Gibson MC. (2013)

Mechanisms of tentacle morphogenesis in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis

Development 140(10):2212-2223. doi: 10.1242/dev.088260
Europe PMC | doi


Meyer EJ, Ikmi A, Gibson MC. (2011)

Interkinetic nuclear migration is a broadly conserved feature of cell division in pseudostratified epithelia.

Curr. Biol. 21(6):485-491. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.02.002
Europe PMC | doi

Szuperák M, Salah S, Meyer EJ, Nagarajan U, Ikmi A, Gibson MC. (2011)

Feedback regulation of Drosophila BMP signaling by the novel extracellular protein larval translucida.

Development 138(4):715-724. doi: 10.1242/dev.059477
Europe PMC | doi


Ikmi A, Gibson MC. (2010)

Identification and in vivo characterization of NvFP-7R, a developmentally regulated red fluorescent protein of Nematostella vectensis.

PLoS ONE 5(7) doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011807
Europe PMC | doi


Kerner P, Ikmi A, Coen D, Vervoort M. (2009)

Evolutionary history of the iroquois/Irx genes in metazoans

BMC Evol. Biol. 9 doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-9-74
Europe PMC | doi


Ikmi A, Netter S, Coen D. (2008)

Prepatterning the Drosophila notum: The three genes of the iroquois complex play intrinsically distinct roles

Dev. Biol. 317(2):634-648. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2007.12.034
Europe PMC | doi