Meiosis, at the
heart of genetics

Meiosis is a developmental program that is indispensable for gamete formation and sexual reproduction.

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Meiosis is the key to heredity, fertility and commercial breeding.


Expanding on existing strengths
Austria hosts research groups with a long-standing interest in meiosis, chromosome dynamics, gametogenesis and evolution. Scientists in this SFB address scientific questions centered on different aspects of meiosis using a set of model systems and state-of-the-art technologies.

Bringing the idea to practice
All running projects require expertise that goes beyond that covered by each group. The joint know-how will enable the 9 participating groups to establish innovative approaches to explore challenging aspects of meiosis.