Welcome to the
Research Group Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics
We are interested in understanding the process of evolution, including the underlying ecological and genetic mechanisms. We focus on host-microbe interactions and study host-pathogen coevolution, bacterial adaptation to antibiotics, the evolution of host immunity, and host-microbiota co-adaptation. Our teaching activities encompass courses for both Bachelor and Master curriculum in the fields of ecology, evolution, immunology, and genomics. We are part of the Kiel Evolution Center (KEC), the Collaborative Research Center on the Origin and Function of Metaorganisms (CRC 1182), the International Max-Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Evolutionary Biology, the Leibniz Science Campus on Evolutionary Medicine of the Lung (EvoLUNG), the DFG priority programme SPP 1399 on Host-Parasite Coevolution, the DFG priority programme SPP 1819 on Rapid Adaptation, Kiel Life Science, and the Excellence Cluster Inflammation at Interfaces. We are centrally involved in the Kiel University Master in Molecular Biology and Evolution (MAMBE) and support the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB).