C 3-Professur für Molekulare Genetik
Versbacher Str. 5, 97078 Würzburg
Research foci (and basic equipment-based research projects):
One of the central challenges in neurobiological research is the elucidation of cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain development. Despite major anatomical differences between vertebrate and invertebrate nervous systems, the astounding similarity in their molecular mechanisms of development is becoming increasingly clear. Therefore, Drosophila melanogaster offers the opportunity to develop a general understanding of brain development through the use of genetic, molecular and functional studies.