Supporting Ground-Breaking ResearchThe Friedrich Miescher Laboratory is a research institute of the Max Planck Society dedicated to hosting and promoting independent research groups. The institute is named after Friedrich Miescher, a Swiss physician who discovered the DNA while working in Tübingen.
Since February 2022, Luisa Pallares is head of a new research group at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory (FML) of the Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen. The evolutionary biologist aims to understand the genetic basis of complex traits using ...
Evolutionary Genomics of Complex Traits
Dr. Luisa Pallares
We study the genetic basis of phenotypic
variation between individuals, and the role that those genetic effects play in the robustness and evolvability of natural populations of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.
Structural Biochemistry of Meiosis
Dr. John Weir
Meiosis is the process by which the chromosomes from each parent are properly segregated into gametes (e.g. eggs and sperm). Our group examines the mechanisms that control this critical process in the development of new life.