Innere Uhren steuern das Verhalten sämtlicher Lebewesen. Am Beispiel der Honigbiene haben Wissenschaftler der Universität Würzburg jetzt anatomische Strukturen und molekulare Prozesse genauer unter die Lupe genommen.
Within the EU-funded project CINCHRON, we shall study the photoperiodic seasonal responses of several insects, some of which are pest species, and use the recently developed CRISPR/Cas9 method to knock out clock genes in these species and to examine any effects on seasonal behaviour. Topic: Seasonal Chronobiology.
How the brain and the circadian clock shape behaviour
How the brain and the circadian clock shape behaviour is the fundamental question behind our research projects. Our primary model system is the genetically amenable fruit fly, though we also do work on other insects. For more information on the current lines of research, please check out the links below for the different groups at our chair.