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.