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

07.07.2022
 

Grigory Genikhovich obtained an FWF Grant

16.06.2022
 

Whitman Fellowship for Oleg Simakov

15.06.2022
 

Qi Zhou’s group published a Nature Communications paper on how two worm phyla evolved their sex chromosomes.

06.05.2022
 

Oleg Simakov, Hannah Schmidbaur et al. published another Nature Communications paper

05.05.2022
 

Nature Communications papers published by Oleg Simakov, Hannah Schmidbaur et al.

31.03.2022
 

Oleg Simakov, Wai Yee Wong, Alena Kizenko et al. published a paper in Frontiers in Genetics