InnControl - Innate Control of Early Embryonic Development

The main purpose of the project is to investigate and elucidate the mechanisms for innate control of the first stages in the development of vertebrates.

​This cutting-edge project investigates regulatory mechanisms governing the transfer, modifications, and execution of parental developmental instruction at the onset of embryonic development. Zebrafish and medaka are vertebrate animal models.

 The approach is based on combination of high-throughput analyses of genetic and epigenetic information with functional genomics. The project’s consortium consists of internationally renowned academic experts in transcriptomics, proteomics, functional genomics, RNA biology, fish reproductive and developmental biology, epigenomics, and epitranscriptomics.  

The total budget of the project is NOK 35 millions, of where NOK 25 millions in funded by the Research Council of Norway (FriPro Toppforsk program). 

 Project Manager



​Igor S. Babiak
​Felix Müller
​Purushothaman Kathiresan
​Sowmya Ramachandran
​Paula Berrutti
​Alex Wardale
​Terhi H. Kärpänen