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

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07.04.2020
 

University Research Platform SinCeReSt funded for 4 years

07.04.2020
 

DACH grant obtained by Oleg Simakov

01.01.2020
 

Department fusion

30.10.2019
 

BioEssays Paper for Elena Ritschard, Oleg Simakov et al.

29.10.2019
 

New paper in PNAS for Wai Yee Wong, Oleg Simakov et al

24.09.2019
 

New Development paper for Ekaterina Pukhlyakova et al.

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