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Comparative morphogenesis and macroevolution

The Panfilio Lab is currently in transition from the University of Cologne. Please visit our lab pages on the Cologne site to learn more about us and what we do:

http://www.uni-koeln.de/math-nat-fak/ebio/Research/Roth/Panfilio/current-pages/research.html


Research key words:

Research areas: Developmental genetics, Animal embryology, Evolution of development
Specific topics: Tissue morphogenesis, Molecular regulation, Macroevolution, Comparative genomics
Our organisms: Insects: beetles and bugs (Coleoptera: Tribolium castaneum, Hemiptera: Oncopeltus fasciatus)
Main methods: Live cell imaging, RNAi, Transgenesis, Gene Expression, Transcriptomics

For a complete list of publications search Pubmed for Panfilio-K.

Ph.D. student projects available:

Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP):

  • Evolutionary genomics and functional testing of novel genes in lineages of pest insect species (link)
  • Fluorescent live imaging and genetic testing of tissue integrity and dynamics (link)
  • The role of polyploidy in epithelial tissue development (link)

Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP):

  • Cell behaviors and tissue integrity during epithelial morphogenesis (link)