News

April 9th, 2018

 

Welcome, Lenny and Georg joined the team. Lenny will work with Ting on the establishment of an enhancer test system. Georg will characterize the visual properties of D. melanogaster and D. mauritiana in collaboration with Marion Silies

 

October 1st, 2017

 

Welcome, Ting-Hsuan Lu joined the team. She will mainly work on the functional characterization of eye size differences between D. melanogaster and D. mauritiana.

 

August 29th, 2017

 

Matthias' (University of Cologne) paper on Ets4 expression and function in the spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum just appeared online in elife. Sweet fruits of a nice collaboration!

 

August 23rd, 2017 

 

DrosEU action at ESEB Meeting. Exciting phenotyping plans on the way... stay tuned.

August 14th - 18th, 2017

 

Göttingen SPIRITS Summer School "Molecular Genetics for Zoologists" takes place in Göttingen with a great symposium on Monday and hand-on training in RNAi, CRISPR/Cas9, transgenesis, RNA-seq, de novo assembly and NGS data analysis.

July 31st, 2017

 

Finally, our collaborative spider and scorpion genome paper is out in BMC Biology.

 

Press release by the Oxford Brookes University.

Press release by the University of Göttingen (German and Englisch).

See a blog article by Alistair here.

BBC Radio Interview by Alistair here.

July 20th, 2017

 

Naomí, thank you very much for your contribution to our work and good luck for your studies in Chile.

June 30th, 2017

 

After almost 5 years, Montse leaves our team for the next step in her career. Thank you very much for the great time!

June 19th, 2017

 

Our collaboration paper with the Casares lab is accepted for publication in Biology Open.

June 12th, 2017

 

Anıl Bilen joins our team for an internship. He will work with Elisa on the characterization of pnr during Drosophila head and eye development.

March 31st, 2017

 

Registration for the Göttingen SPIRITS Summer School "Molecular Genetics for Zoologists" organized by Gregor Bucher is open now!

 

For more information and registration see here.

March 30th - April 1st, 2017

 

Nipam Patel visited our lab to present his recent work at the Blumenbach Lecture Series.

March 23rd, 2017

 

As part of the NWG Meeting in Göttingen, Max S. Farnworth and Nico host a symposium on "The evolutionary diversity of nervous system development - from worms to humans". See here for the full program.

March 22nd-25th, 2017

 

Nico presents our Hunchback work at the 12th Meeting of the Germany Neuroscience Society in Göttingen.

March 22nd, 2017

 

We have an open PhD position within the International Max Planck Research School for Genome Science. Experience with Drosophila genetics and CRISPR/Cas9 would be great. Please apply directly to the IMPRS-GS.

March 20th, 2017

 

Hiroki Oda from Osaka presented his exciting spider work at the GZMB Developmental Colloquium. Well-deserved beer and Schnitzel afterwards.

March 20th, 2017

 

Gordon joins the team to work with Micael on Drosophila americana and Drosophila novamexicana eye size differences.

March 15th-18th, 2017

 

Elisa, Micael and Nico present our work at the joint Meeting of the German and Japanese Societies of Developmental Biology in Kiel.

March 13th, 2017

 

Naomí starts her internship. She will work with Montse on a morphological characterization of eye size differences in Drosophila.

February 8th, 2017

 

Our Parasteatoda genome paper is online here.

February 7th,2017


Melissa successfully submitted her Master thesis. Congratulations! 

January 30th, 2017

 

David successfully submitted his Master thesis! Congratulations!

January 24th/25th, 2017

 

SpiderWeb Meeting in Göttingen.

December 8th, 2016

 

Posnien Lab Christmas party. Room Escape... Mission completed!

 

 

November 27th - December 1st, 2016

 

Yasukazu Okada from Tokyo University visits our lab to establish a collaboration on Gnatocerus cornutus research. 

 

October 31st, 2016

 

Nico presents our work in Munich at the Dpt. of Evolutionary Biology.

 

October 26th, 2016

 

Julia successfully submitted her Master thesis. Congratulations! Julia will start her new job at evotec in December. All best!!

 

October 12th/13th, 2016

 

The fifth GOEvol Meeting "NETWORKS IN BIOLOGY" takes place. FOr more information, visit the GOEvol Website.

 

May 24th, 2016

 

Our re-annotation paper is out now in BMC Genomics. Check it out here

 

May 23rd, 2016

 

Montse successfully defended her PhD thesis today. Congratulations!

 

May 23rd, 2016

 

Antje joins our team for her Bachelor thesis. Welcome!

 

April 26th, 2016

 

Natalias paper on body size measurements in different Diptera is online and will be part of the Size and Shape Special Issue in Development Genes and Evolution. For more articles of the Special Issue, visit the DGE website. 

 

April 25th, 2016

 

Nico discusses career options with Postdocs at the "Career steps for Postdocs in Academia and Industry" meeting at the Max Planck Campus in Göttingen. 

 

April 21st, 2016

 

Nico successfully applied for a startup grant from the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). With this grant, Melissa will continue to study the molecular basis for the sexual dimorphism in mandible size in Gnathocerus cornutus. 

 

April 20th, 2016

 

Montses paper on a comprehensive evaluation of statistical methods to test differential gene expression across species is accepted for publication in BMC Genomics. 

 

March 31st, 2016

 

Our collaborative Editorial article for the Size and Shape Special Issue in Development Genes and Evolution is online. For more articles of the Special Issue, visit the DGE website

 

March 17th, 2016

 

PhD position available!

A joint PhD position with Henner Simianer here in Göttingen is available to start in October 2016. The main aim of the project will be to study intra-specific variation in compound eye size in Drosophila melanogaster . Please visit the website of the Research Training Group "Scaling Problems in Statistics" for more details about the general setting of this position. A detailed description of the project, information about the application procedure and further requirements are available here: Job Ad.

 

March 16th, 2016

 

Natalia starts her Bachelor thesis. 

 

February 9th, 2016

 

Bairon and Felix join our team for short term internships.

 

February 4th, 2016

 

Nico presents our Drosophila work in Lyon at the Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon. Thanks to Antonin from the Khila Lab for the invitation!

 

January 1st, 2016

 

Elisa starts her PhD thesis and Micael joins our team as Postdoc.

 

November 15th-17th, 2015

 

Nico visits Uppsala University to participate in the U4 Rectors Meeting and to present our work at the Department of Earth Sciences, Palaeobiology in the group of Graham Budd and Ralf Janssen.

 

October 19th, 2015

 

David starts his Master Lab Rotation working on head size and shape differences between D. melanogaster and D. mauritiana.

 

September 23rd, 2015

 

Finally! Our work will be funded for the next 3+2 years by an Emmy Noether grant of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

 

September 14th, 2015

 

Julia starts her Master Lab Rotation working on Hunchback function during eye development.

 

September 9th -12th, 2015

 

Elisa, Montse and Nico present our work at the EDRC in Heidelberg.

 

June 4th, 2015

 

Call for "Size and Shape" special issue in Development, Genes and Evolution.

 

April 28th, 2015

 

Christophs's paper on Spider eye development is online 

 

 

April 27th, 2015

 

Gordon successfully finished his Bachelor thesis on Hunchback function in the Drosophila eye disc 

 

February 18th, 2015

 

The GOEvol/U4 Meeting took place in Göttingen. A short report of the meeting is available here 

 

December 15th, 2014

 

First announcement of the GOEvol IV Meeting on Wednesday, February 18th 2015 in Göttingen. 

 

This year’s meeting aims at building on the already established U4 network, a strategic partnership between Ghent University (Belgium), the University of Göttingen (Germany), the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and Uppsala University (Sweden). 

Our upcoming meeting will give an overview of evolutionary research at these four Universities followed by a discussion about shared teaching possibilities. 

 

Please visit the GOEvol Website for more information about the GOEvol and the upcoming meeting.

 

November 26th, 2014

 

Maarten's paper on Sexual dimorphism and natural variation within and among species in the Drosophila retinal mosaic is online 

 

November 17th, 2014

 

Elisa starts her lab rotation

 

October 13th, 2014

 

Gordon starts his lab rotation

 

October 6th, 2014

 

Carolin and Melissa start their lab rotations

 

August, 2014

 

First fly collections for the DrosEU consortium. Wow, that is fun.

 

July, 2014

 

Finally... our Parasteatoda tepidariorum reference transcriptome is accepted for publication in PLOS ONE

Find the paper here

 

May, 15th 2014

 

Micael started his Postdoc. He will work on eye size variation between D. novamexicana and D. americana

 

May, 9th 2014

 

The 3-6 year old kids from the Kindergarden North Campus visit our lab to learn about our research. Visit the Outreach section for more details and some pics.

 

April, 2014

 

Lena and Nora successfully finished their Bachelor thesis

 

April 2nd - 4th, 2014

 

Size and Shape Symposium in Göttingen

 

October, 2013

 

GOEvol III

 

July, 2013

 

Nora joined the group for her Bachelor thesis

 

March 4th, 2013

 

Lena joined the group for her Bachelor thesis

 

December 18th, 2012

 

The first international SpiderWeb Meeting will be held at Oxford Brookes University, UK in February 2013. Registration is open.

 

December 1st, 2012

 

Melanie joined the group for her Bachelor thesis.

 

September 5th, 2012

 

The next GOEvol Meeting will take place on October 2nd, 2012 at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Bunsenstraße 10, Göttingen)