Welcome to the Department of Genetics
DEVO: Our ultimate goal is to understand developmental processes at the genetic and the cellular level. We want to understand how a cell that is integrated into a growing tissue, communicates with its neighbors. In this context, we currently concentrate on the WNT- and the FGF- signalling pathways.
EVO: Developmental changes lead to phenotypic evolution. By comparing and the experimental analysis of regulatory networks between species, we will understand how developmental processes changed in evolution and generate phenotypic diversity.