Head of Department (Director)

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Prof. Dr. Diethard Tautz

Scientific Member

Phone:+49 4522 763 390Fax:+49 4522 763 281

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Office

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Sabine Meier

Phone:+49 4522 763 391Fax:+49 4522 763 281

Research Group Leaders

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Prof. Dr. Bernhard Haubold

Research Group Leader

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Dr. Arne Nolte

Research Group Leader

Phone:+49 4522 763 372Fax:+49 4522 763 281

Dr. Floyd Reed

Department Evolutionary Genetics (Tautz)

Department Evolutionary Genetics

The group of Diethard Tautz is interested in the identification and characterization of genes involved in adaptation processes using the house mouse (Mus musculus) as a model system. It applies a broad range of genomic techniques, but also behavioral, morphological and mapping approaches. The characterization of the identified genes includes experiments in semi-natural environments.

Projects

Current research of the department is organized in many major projects, which investigate amongst others selective sweep analysis, copy-number evolution, morphology and genes, parallel selection mapping, mating and utrasound communication and de-novo evolution of genes. [more]
Research in the fledgling bioinformatics group is focused on two topics: computational genomics and speciation. In computational genomics we use modern string algorithms based on suffix trees to compare closely related genomes.

Research Group Bioinformatics (Haubold)

Research in the fledgling bioinformatics group is focused on two topics: computational genomics and speciation. In computational genomics we use modern string algorithms based on suffix trees to compare closely related genomes. [more]
The group is interested in the evolution of fish species. Although we are applying mostly genetic methods our higher level goals are to understand the organism in its environment.

Research Group Evolutionary Genetics of Fishes (Nolte)

The group is interested in the evolution of fish species. Although we are applying mostly genetic methods our higher level goals are to understand the organism in its environment. [more]
A central theme that is developing in the lab is a focus on underdominance (simply, heterozygotes are less fit them homozygotes) in various ways. This includes the theoretical predictions of underdominance in the presence of population structure, possible roles of underdominance in speciation, scans for the genome distribution of underdominance among natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster, and engineering underdominance for the transformation of natural populations.

Research Group Population Genetics (Reed)

A central theme that is developing in the lab is a focus on underdominance (simply, heterozygotes are less fit them homozygotes) in various ways. This includes the theoretical predictions of underdominance in the presence of population structure, possible roles of underdominance in speciation, scans for the genome distribution of underdominance among natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster, and engineering underdominance for the transformation of natural populations. [more]
 
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