Stem cells are key for the development and maintenance of multicellular organisms. Some animals in addition have remarkable regenerative capacities, which also rely on the activation of stem cells. In this research platform we aim to study the regulation of stem cells during development, regeneration and maintenance in a variety of animals with different life history strategies in order to unravel the mechanisms of regulation that lead to the activation of stem cells. We employ modern single cell technologies in combination with functional genomics approaches.  We also seek to develop new bioinformatic tools for the analysis of single cell transcriptome data.


Isabell Niedermoser, Tatiana Lebedeva and Grigory Genikhovich have a new Development paper!


Julia Steger, Alison Cole, Andreas Denner, Uli Technau et al. published a paper in Cell Reports


Grigory Genikhovich and Tatiana Lebedeva are co-authors of a paper in Development about the molecular anatomy of the larval apical organ in...


New blood fluke paper


Oleg Simakov is co-author of a paper in BMC Biology


Grigory Genikhovich obtained an FWF Grant