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Our research interests focus on two main questions: 1. How is phenotypic diversity generated during vertebrate embryogenesis? And 2. How can developmental processes be modified to drive morphological evolution? We are particularly interested in investigating how the evolution of gene regulation is underlying these phenomena. As a model system, we are studying the development of the vertebrate skeleton with its associated neuromuscular system, using experimental embryology, functional genomics, cell culture, bioinformatics and modeling.
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For more information please contact Patrick Tschopp by email (patrick.tschopp-at-unibas.ch)