I am a member of the Applied Zoology group at the TU Dresden.
I am an evolutionary biologist investigating the co-evolution between the mitochondria genome and the nuclear genome, especially the effects of their interplay on reproduction, health and life-history traits. For my research I use 9 (replicated) lines of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) harbouring a mitochondrial genotype either in a foreign nuclear background or together with the natural nuclear genotype. These fly lines are a tool that allows me to investigate how mtDNA, nuclear DNA and the interaction between the two affect fitness, health, life-history and other traits.
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