Mission Statement

The Friedrich Miescher Laboratory

The DNA, the molecule that contains all the hereditary information necessary for the structure of an organism, was discovered by the Swiss scientist Friedrich Miescher in Tübingen. The laboratory that was named after him is dedicated to promoting the next generation of scientists and is home to up to five research groups from all areas of biology.

Currently, FML research groups are analyzing how homologous chromosomes are properly linked and segregated during meiosis; investigating the molecular basis, mechanisms, and evolutionary processes underlying adaptation and speciation in natural populations; and, exploring the genetic mechanisms that regulate phenotypic robustness and evolvability in complex traits.

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