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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18.03.2019
 

FWF Grant awarded to Oleg Simakov!

13.03.2019
 

New paper in Nature Ecology and Evolution for Ulrich Technau and Julia Steger as Co-Authors

27.02.2019
 

Paper from Elena Ritschard, Oleg Simakov and co-authors

19.02.2019
 

PNAS Cover for Euprymna paper

11.01.2019
 

PNAS paper for Oleg Simakov, Hannah Schmidbaur and co-authors!

13.11.2018
 

Prof. Technau part of an article in the Kronenzeitung

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