Author Archives: Katja Nowick
Finally: After waiting for more than four years, we can start our first work in our brand new wetlab!
Because evolutionary changes in gene regulatory factors (GRFs), such as transcription factors, can have a big impact on changing the phenotype between species, we set out to test all human GRFs proteins for positive selection within primates. Using information from 27 … Continue reading
In an international collaboration we investigated the evolution of tissue-specific genes in the Lacerta viridis complex (European green lizard). We had sequenced and analyzed the genomes of three species/lineages and detected gene flow between the Adriatic lineage and L. viridis, suggesting that the evolutionary … Continue reading
We have been featured in the German newspaper Tagesspiegel. Here is the English translation of that article.
Our paper about CoDiNA, a method for comparing coexpression networks, has been accepted for publication by PLoS One. To our knowledge, it is the first method that allows for a comparison of transcriptome-wide networks and of as many networks as … Continue reading
Yao-Chung is finally present in Berlin. Welcome Yao-Chung!
For a few months now, we have a couple of new group members: Postdoc: Vladimir Bajić PhD students: Tima Zebardast and Yao-Chung Chen Due to the COVID-19 situation, they haven’t physically joined us yet in Berlin. But we hope that … Continue reading
We have published an invited headline review in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface on the Construction, comparison and evolution of networks in life sciences and other disciplines. Our paper describes how biological networks change over time – in relatively … Continue reading
We are offering a fully funded PhD position in our lab to work on the analysis of gene expression differences between brain of Alzheimer’s patients and controls. The focus will be on mono-allelically expressed genes to test the hypothesis that … Continue reading
We have acquired funding for a PhD position within a project that investigates a relationship between brain size and cognitive abilities in rodents from Chernobyl. We are interested in deciphering molecular signatures that determine differences in brain size and behavior. … Continue reading