Laboratory of Regulatory Evolution

Open positions

We are currently looking for a Master (MSc) student in Animal Biology to study the molecular and ontogenetic basis of dietary adaptations in vertebrates at the macro- and micro-evolutionary scale. This project will be part of a SINERGIA consortium funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), and will be carried out in collaboration with the labs of Walter Salzburger (University of Basel), Marcus Clauss (University of Z├╝rich) and Henrik Kaessmann (University of Heidelberg). The project will be based on functional single-cell genomics data (scRNA-seq and scATAC-seq) and large tissue sample collections (comparative histology, immunohistochemistry) coming from two adaptive radiations, African cichlids and mammals. The project can be purely bioinformatics- or wet lab-based, or a combination of both.

Students will be working towards a Master of Science (MSc) in Animal Biology at the University of Basel, supplemented by additional course work and seminar series - for further details, please visit our MSc Animal Biology page.

Please send your application including a letter of motivation and a short CV to

For other potential Master student projects, please contact Patrick Tschopp directly at