We try to understand how evolution works, and how it has shaped the world we live in. As Theodosius Dobzhansky famously noted, “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” Our research is quantitative, and involves statistical and computational analysis of genomic data in addition to field and bench work. While empirical work focuses on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, we also work on other species, including primates. More details on some of the projects in the lab can be found under the research link to the left, or by clicking here.
Joining the lab
We are always looking for talented new group members. Backgrounds vary widely, from plant molecular biology to statistics, but everyone is expected to be willing to learn to analyze their own data.
Prospective postdocs are expected to have at least one first-author publication in a major international journal. You are expected to be competitive for postdoctoral fellowships and apply for them if eligible (we are happy to help). If you are interested in working with us, please send an e-mail explaining what you are interested in, and why. Please attach a CV and the names of three referees.
Prospective PhD students must apply through either the Vienna BioCenter International PhD Programme or the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics. You should obviously feel free to contact me directly, but please note that I do not admit students directly into the lab (so sending general inquiries is pointless).
Prospective Diploma students and summer interns should contact me or Ilka Reichardt-Gomez directly. Please describe your background, and what you are interested in working on.