Tribolium Group Göttingen

Department of
Evolutionary Developmental Genetics

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    Head development & evolution

    We seek to understand the formation of the insect head from pattern formation to morphogenesis. These data provide insights into some long standing zoological question concerning the arthropod head and its evolution.

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    Brain development & evolution

    We want to identify the cellular and genetic mechanisms that underly the evolution of the astonishing diversity of insect brains. Further, we identify the genetic signals specifying neural stem cells of the brain. We focus on the central complex as model.

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    Insect functional genomics

    We expand the power of our model system by developing novel tools. Transgenic tools and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing allow a deeper analysis of gene function. The genome wide iBeetle RNAi screen reveals novel gene functions.


Information auf Deutsch

"Eine neue Ära in der funktionellen Genetik" - Artikel zum Hintergrund zu unserer Arbeit

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Studying gene function in non-traditional organisms in Göttingen.