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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07.05.2018
 

Ekaterina Pukhlyakova published a paper in PNAS about β-catenin mechanotransduction

30.04.2018
 

Rohit Dnyansagar wrote a paper about cnidarian relationships across the Atlantic

24.04.2018
 

Stefan Jahnel defended his PhD thesis

16.04.2018
 

Daniela Praher completed her PhD.

16.03.2018
 

New COSB colloquium scedule is out!

 

09.03.2018
 

PNAS paper about axis formation

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