• PL 56 (Viikinkaari 5)



  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki


  • Finland


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Research interests

The diversity of form and function that we can observe on all levels of biological complexity is one of the most fascinating phenomena of the living world. The Integrative Evolutionary Biology (IEB) lab uses coloration phenotypes of tropical fish species as a model to understand the genomic, developmental, and cellular mechanisms that underlie their spectacular diversity as well as the forces that shape their evolution.

Education/Academic qualification

Evolutionary Biology and Zoology, Postdoctoral Fellow & Project Leader, University of Konstanz, Germany

Aug 2013Dec 2020

Neuroscience, Ph.D., Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research & University of Basel, Switzerland

Jul 2008Apr 2013

Biology, Diploma, University of Freiburg, Germany

Oct 2004Jul 2008

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • Genomics of adaptation
  • Speciation
  • Genotype-Phenotype association
  • Phenotypic Diversification
  • Nervous system evolution
  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
  • Evo-Devo
  • Tissue Formation
  • Multicellular Dynamics
  • Neurodevelopment
  • 119 Other natural sciences
  • Coloration Science
  • Fish Biology
  • Cichlid Fishes
  • 3111 Biomedicine
  • Pigmentation Disorders

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.