Project area A: Evolution between species

The projects in this area explore evolutionary changes in genes and gene regulation that can be studied by comparative analysis across species. These changes range from evolutionary innovations in core developmental processes separating major groups of species to adaptive diversification between close species.

Project area B: Evolution within species

The projects in this area address the molecular basis of ecological adaptations, which are traced primarily by studies of variation within one species. An important focus is the role of natural selection in shaping these changes.

Project area C: Theory and computational analysis

The projects in this area establish statistical and dynamical concepts and methods common to micro- and macroevolution. They focus on understanding how genomic information translates into phenotypes and functionality, to build a dynamical theory describing conservation and innovation of biological functions.

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