Meiosis, at the
heart of genetics

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

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February 13 2024

Viktoria Prast defended her Ph.D. thesis successfully!

On 2nd of February 2024, Viktoria Prast from Franz Klein’s lab successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on “Novel Insights into DSB-Formation, Repair, and SC-Formation in Yeast”.
Viktoria Prast

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January 11 2024

Carolina Saad defended her Ph.D. thesis successfully!

On 30th of November 2023, Carolina Saad from Peter Schlögelhofer’s lab successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on “Characterization of the A. thaliana meiotic DNA double strand break complex”.
Carolina Saad

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January 11 2024

Lukas Schindler defended his master thesis successfully!

On 25th of October 2023, Lukas Schindler from Peter Schlögelhofer’s lab successfully defended his master thesis entitled “Studying the Architecture and Function of the Meiotic DNA Double Strand Break Core Complex of Arabidopsis thaliana”.
Lukas will also pursue his Ph.D. in the lab of Peter Schlögelhofer!
Lukas Schindler

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

Participants

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.

Collaborators