The Department

How complex animal body plans could arise in evolution is one of the fundamental questions in biology. We address this question by investigating the underlying genomic, molecular and developmental processes that led to the diversification of animal body plans. We use cnidarians (jellyfish, corals and anemones) as model organisms to understand the evolution of key bilaterian features: bilaterality, central nervous systems and three germ layers.  Read more

Comparative and experimental genomics of birds and flies is used to reveal the mechanisms leading to the evolution and differentiation of sex chromosomes.  Read more

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01.06.2019
 

FWF grant awarded to Grigory Genikhovich

05.05.2019
 

Oleg Simakov has been named a Whitman Center Early Career Fellow

12.04.2019
 

Prof. Ulrich Technau was elected as a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

09.04.2019
 

Luohao Xu and Qi Zhou et al. published their work in Nature Ecology and Evolution on songbird sex chromosome evolution.

26.03.2019
 

Prof. Ulrich Technau is now an ambassador for Young Science

18.03.2019
 

FWF Grant awarded to Oleg Simakov!

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