Meiosis, at the
heart of genetics

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

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March 19 2024

Claudia Kölbl defended her master thesis!

On 22nd of February 2024, Claudia Kölbl from the lab of Verena Jantsch successfully defended her master thesis entitled “ The Role of baf-1 in Caenorhabditis elegans during Meiotic Prophase I”.

Claudia Kölbl

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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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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.