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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.
The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body. (Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788–1860)
For more information contact Dieter Ebert by email (dieter.ebert - at - unibas.ch).