Matthias Janeschik

Matthias Janeschik

Graduate Student

Current Position: Graduate Student, Heidelberg Biosciences International Graduate School


B.Sc. in Biosciences. Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany

Bachelor Thesis: Arendt Lab, EMBL. Characterization of cholinergic and serotonergic neurons in the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii.

Research Interests:

Matthias joined our lab in 2020 as a Masters Student in the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology. He is interested in an evolutionary developmental perspective on major transitions in animal evolution. He is especially drawn to working with non-standard model organisms and using a comparative approach. Prior to joining the Extavour lab, he had worked on gene expression in Drosophila, Tribolium, Glomeris, Parasteatoda and Euperipatoides species. In our lab, he expanded his repertoire of methodological approaches by performing novel bioinformatic analyses to address the evolution and function of the oskar gene.

Matthias is currently a visiting student in the Tschopp lab at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Other Publications:

K. Domsch, J. Schroder, M. Janeschik, C. Schaub, I. Lohmann. The Hox Transcription Factor Ubx Ensures Somatic Myogenesis by Suppressing the Mesodermal Master Regulator Twist. Cell Reports 34(1): 108577 (2021)