Research Groups

Cell biology and Biotechnology

Dr Alfonso Fernández-Álvarez
Z1 Springboard group: Meiosis
Dr Alfonso Fernández-Álvarez
Principal Investigator

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Five recent publications

  • Pineda-Santaella & Fernández-Álvarez A. Spindle assemby without spindle pole body insertion into the nuclear envelope in fission yeast meiosis. Chromosoma. 2019 Sep;128(3):267-277
  • Fernández-Álvarez A and Cooper JP. The functionally elusive RabI chromosome configuration directly regulates nuclear membrane remodeling at mitotic onset. Cell Cycle. 2017 Aug 3;16(15):1392-1396.
  • Fernández-Álvarez A and Cooper JP. Chromosomes Orchestrate Their Own Liberation: Nuclear Envelope Disassembly. Trends Cell Biol. 2017 Apr;27(4):255-265.
  • Fernández-Álvarez A, Bez C, O'Toole ET, Morphew M and Cooper JP. Mitotic Nuclear Envelope Breakdown and Spindle Nucleation Are Controlled by Interphase Contacts between Centromeres and the Nuclear Envelope. Dev Cell. 2016 Dec 5;39(5):544-559.
  • Klutstein M, Fennell A, Fernández-Álvarez A and Cooper JP. The telomere bouquet regulates meiotic centromere assembly. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Apr;17(4):458-69.
  • Fennell A*, Fernández-Álvarez A*, Tomita K, Cooper JP. Telomeres and centromeres have interchangeable roles in promoting meiotic spindle formation. J Cell Biol. 2015 Feb 16;208(4):415-28.  *Co-first authors