Back to Online View
painting by Louis Du Pasquier (2011)
The main focus of the group are the evolution, genetics (genomics) and ecology of host-parasite and host-mutualist interactions. Research topics include local adaptation, coevolution, evolution in metapopulations, the evolution of microbiota, the evolution of sex, genome evolution, trait mapping and genetic/genomic architecture.
Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror. (D.H. Lawrence, 1885–1930)
For more information contact Dieter Ebert by email (dieter.ebert - at - unibas.ch).