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Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Genome dynamics and reproductive isolation

Plant Ecological Genomics

Our research focuses on the impact of Transposable Elements – or jumping genes – on polyploid evolution (i.e. hybrid...

Limits to the adaptive evolution process

Evolutionary Biology

The process of adaptive evolution – in the simplest models – occurs as long as selection acts on the population and ...

Molecular mechanisms of light-regulated growth and development in plants

Plant Photoreceptor-Mediated Signal Transduction

Both genetic and environmental factors influence growth and development of any living organism. Plant development is ver...

Regulation of growth, nutrition, and symbiosis in plants

Molecular Plant-Microbe interactions, Plant Nutrition

In symbiotic interactions with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, the plant attracts the microbial partner with chemical...

Understanding plant speciation and diversification patterns

Biodiversity and Evolution

I am interested in understanding speciation and diversification patterns of plants, questioning the role of adaptation i...

Understanding the genetic basis of ecological and evolutionary processes

Plant Ecological Genetics

Our work aims at understanding the genetic basis of ecological and evolutionary processes. To achieve this goal, we comb...

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