Welcome to the
Department of Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics
We are interested in understanding the processes and mechanisms that determine evolutionary change. We focus on host-microbe interactions, because these interactions often associate with rapid evolutionary change and thus allow us to examine the involved processes in real-time. Our teaching activities encompass courses for both Bachelor and Master curriculum. The department provides an interactive and international working environment, in which we try to enjoy the different aspects of scientific endeavour, including the creative development of new ideas, the application of state-of-the-art technologies and the critical analysis and discussion of scientific experiments. Our department is a member of Kiel Life Science, the Excellence Cluster Inflammation at Interfaces, the DFG priority programme SPP 1399 on Host-Parasite Coevolution, and the International Max-Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Evolutionary Biology. We are centrally involved in the Kiel University Master in Molecular Biology and Evolution (MAMBE) and support the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB).