We are addressing fundamental problems in Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, and Evolutionary Biology. We are particularly interested in:

  • How complex neural circuitry arises in development
  • How the activity of neuronal networks regulates animal behavior
  • How animal genomes, body plans and cell types evolved

In order to address these questions, we use several animal systems encompassing cnidarians, mollusks, fruit flies and nematodes, and a broad spectrum of experimental approaches. Our expertise ranges from genetics, cell- and developmental biology, and genomics to systems neuroscience. We are an interdisciplinary collaborative team of six groups. Click here to find out about their specific fields of research.

Department News

1 2 3 4 ...
29.12.2020
 

Oleg Simakov promoted to Associate Professor! Congratulations!

01.12.2020
 

Oleg Simakov contributed to the study of coral genome evolution.

30.11.2020
 

Dr. Ekaterina Pukhlyakova defended her thesis today!

26.11.2020
 

Elena Ritschard and Oleg Simakov contributed to the blue-ring octopus genome study.

25.11.2020
 

Qi Zhou’s group has contributed to a recent Nature paper

10.10.2020
 

Two papers in Molecular Ecology Resources and Genes for Luohao Xu

1 2 3 4 ...