Max Planck Fellow Group Environmental Genomics
Research in the Environmental Genomics group focuses on adaptation of parasites to their hosts and to the environment in which they exist. As model system we use a group of closely related plant pathogenic fungi in the genus Zymoseptoria. We integrate genomics, transcriptomics, and experimental and molecular approaches to understand adaptive evolution and diversification of Zymoseptoria spp. In a more recently initiated study we address the importance of different histone modifications in gene regulation and genome stability.
The group is headed by Eva H. Stukenbrock who is a Max Planck fellow of the Max Planck Society and professor at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel.
The group is hosted both by the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel (Botanical Institute) and the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Biology, in Ploen.