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

23.01.2023
 

Oleg Simakov is co-author in a new paper in Genome Research about conserved regulators in the Hydra genome

18.11.2022
 

Uli Technau et al. published a paper on conservation of transcriptional targets of Brachyury

13.10.2022
 

Isabell Niedermoser, Tatiana Lebedeva and Grigory Genikhovich have a new Development paper!

27.09.2022
 

Julia Steger, Alison Cole, Andreas Denner, Uli Technau et al. published a paper in Cell Reports

24.08.2022
 

Grigory Genikhovich and Tatiana Lebedeva are co-authors of a paper in Development about the molecular anatomy of the larval apical organ in...

29.07.2022
 

New blood fluke paper