To this end, we pursue two research foci related to locomotor behavior:
- Molecular and neural basis of circadian locomotor behavior, and
- Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease.
We take a multi-disciplinary approach combining molecular biology, high-throughput genomic techniques, genetics, behavioral assays and live-imaging in fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and mice.
- The research project is available in the Fall and Spring semester.
- The research project is also open for recently graduated undergraduate students.
Faculty of Sciences. Department of Genetics and Evolution.
Our department hosts 12 research laboratories gathering close to 200 scientists, engineers and technical staff. Research topics cover a large variety of topics, such as developmental genetics and neurogenetics, regeneration, evo-devo, physics of biology, phylogenetics or anthropology.