Human Biology and Primate Evolution Group
Prof. Dr. Katja Nowick
Our group investigates the molecular evolution of humans using state-of-the art experimental and computational methods. Our focus is on differences in gene regulation, evolution of transcription factors and non-coding RNAs and their influence on the evolution of the human brain, its development and functions.
We welcome students with a bioinformatics and/or a biological background who are excited to work on evolutionary research questions. For the wet-lab you should be interested in comparative functional investigations on transcription factors in iPS cells that can be differentiated into neuronal cells. For a computational project we would favor someone with an interest in comparative genomics, transcriptomics and regulatory network analysis.
More information can be found on the website of the Human Biology and Primate Evolution Group.