Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

Dr. Peter Arndt

Ihnestraße 63-73

14195 Berlin


Peter Arndt

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Dr. Peter Arndt


Research Group Leader


  • (030) 8413 1162



Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Department Vingron

Research Interest

  • Genome Evolution: integrating processes beyond nucleotide exchanges, e.g. insertions, deletions and segmental duplications; isochore evolution
  • Analysis of population related data: Nucleotide and copy number polymorphisms; biases in allele fixation
  • Phylogeny: Branching processes and dynamical models of speciation, distance distributions in phylogenetic trees
  • Models for nucleotide substitutions: including neighbor dependencies; CpG-effect; estimation of substitution patterns along chromosomes and back in evolutionary time; distinction between mutation and selection; biased gene conversion

Curriculum vitae

  • since 2003 Head of the 'Evolutionary Genomics Group' at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
  • 1998 - 2003 PostDoc at Cologne University and UC San Diego
  • 1998 PhD in Theoretical Physics at Bonn University
  • 1995 Diploma in Physics at Bonn University

List of publications

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