Prof. Dr. Ernst A. Wimmer
Faculty Member
Georg-August University Goettingen
Goettingen, Lower Saxony Germany

Areas of Expertise:
Transgenesis, Functional Genomics

Research Organisms:
Red flour beetleTribolium castaneum, Medfly Ceratitis capitata


Research Focus:

The research in the department of developmental biology covers a variety of developmental and physiological processes (e.g. head development, brain development, limb development, segmentation, germ cell differentiation, development and function of stink glands, as well as olfaction), their molecular basis, and their evolutionary conservation or diversification. In addition, novel approaches to insect pest management are developed using developmental genes and molecular biology tools. The animal model systems used at the department include a series of arthropods: insects, crustaceans, spiders.