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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 Research Training Group on Translational Evolutionary Research (TransEvo), 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 Clinician Scientist Program on Evolutionary Medicine (CSEM), the Excellence Cluster Precision Medicine in chronic Inflammation (PMI), and Kiel Life Science. We are centrally involved in the Kiel University Master in Molecular Biology and Evolution (MAMBE). Hinrich Schulenburg is a fellow of the Max-Planck society and associated with the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Ploen

Group retreat 2018