Dr Octavian Voiculescu

University position

Senior Research Associate

Dr Octavian Voiculescu is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience



Home page

http://www.pdn.cam.ac.uk/groups/... (personal home page)

Research Theme

Developmental Neuroscience


Main interest in the principles of building and shaping the central nervous system in higher vertebrates, and the relationship between morphogenesis and patterning of embryo.

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Research Focus


None specified

Clinical conditions

Birth defects


Computational modelling

Confocal microscopy

Fluorescence microscopy




No collaborators listed

Associated News Items



    Voiculescu O, Bodenstein L, Lau IJ, Stern CD (2014), “Local cell interactions and self-amplifying individual cell ingression drive amniote gastrulation.” Elife 3:e01817 Details


    Ber S, Lee C, Voiculescu O, Surani MA (2012), “Dedifferentiation of foetal CNS stem cells to mesendoderm-like cells through an EMT process.” PLoS One 7(1):e30759 Details

    Voiculescu O (2012), “Law: Pitfalls of Romania's ethics council.” Nature 486(7401):34 Details

    Voiculescu O, Stern CD (2012), “Assembly of imaging chambers and high-resolution imaging of early chick embryos.” Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2012(12) Details


    Voiculescu O, Papanayotou C, Stern CD (2008), “Spatially and temporally controlled electroporation of early chick embryos.” Nat Protoc 3(3):419-26 Details


    Voiculescu O, Bertocchini F, Wolpert L, Keller RE, Stern CD (2007), “The amniote primitive streak is defined by epithelial cell intercalation before gastrulation.” Nature 449(7165):1049-52 Details


    Maro GS, Vermeren M, Voiculescu O, Melton L, Cohen J, Charnay P, Topilko P (2004), “Neural crest boundary cap cells constitute a source of neuronal and glial cells of the PNS.” Nat Neurosci 7(9):930-8 Details


    Chatonnet F, del Toro ED, Voiculescu O, Charnay P, Champagnat J (2002), “Different respiratory control systems are affected in homozygous and heterozygous kreisler mutant mice.” Eur J Neurosci 15(4):684-92 Details


    Voiculescu O, Taillebourg E, Pujades C, Kress C, Buart S, Charnay P, Schneider-Maunoury S (2001), “Hindbrain patterning: Krox20 couples segmentation and specification of regional identity.” Development 128(24):4967-78 Details


    Gambardella L, Schneider-Maunoury S, Voiculescu O, Charnay P, Barrandon Y (2000), “Pattern of expression of the transcription factor Krox-20 in mouse hair follicle.” Mech Dev 96(2):215-8 Details

    Garratt AN, Voiculescu O, Topilko P, Charnay P, Birchmeier C (2000), “A dual role of erbB2 in myelination and in expansion of the schwann cell precursor pool.” J Cell Biol 148(5):1035-46 Details

    Voiculescu O, Charnay P, Schneider-Maunoury S (2000), “Expression pattern of a Krox-20/Cre knock-in allele in the developing hindbrain, bones, and peripheral nervous system.” Genesis 26(2):123-6 Details


    Mathis L, Sieur J, Voiculescu O, Charnay P, Nicolas JF (1999), “Successive patterns of clonal cell dispersion in relation to neuromeric subdivision in the mouse neuroepithelium.” Development 126(18):4095-106 Details