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

31.03.2022
 

Oleg Simakov, Nicolas Robert et al. published a paper in BMC genomics

15.03.2022
 

Audimax Podcast with Uli Technau

09.03.2022
 

Nature communications paper about evolutionary dynamics of parrot chromosomes by Luohao Xu, Jing Liu, et al.

02.03.2022
 

Cover Story in Journal of Genetics and Genomics

04.02.2022
 

Science Advances paper about deeply conserved synteny of metazoan chromosomes by Oleg Simakov et al.

21.01.2022
 

Roger Revilla obtained new FWF grant