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Dept. Molecular Evolution and Development

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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13.10.2017
 

Oleg Simakov received a FWF grant

11.10.2017
 

Development Paper for Grigory Genikhovich: "On the evolution of bilaterality"...

05.10.2017
 

The new program of the CSOB Colloquium (winter semester 2017/18) is now released

18.09.2017
 

New Paper: Gut-like ectodermal tissue in a sea anemone challenges germ layer homology

01.08.2017
 

Prof. Technau and Eduard Renfer published a paper describing how to create transgene Nematostella using I-SceI meganuclease.

15.07.2017
 

Daniela Praher published a paper in RNA Biology about the characterization of the piRNA pathway in Nematostella

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