Department of Organismal Biology

Comparative Physiology

In comparative physiology, we investigate how different physiological processes have evolved from a more primitive stage to a more advanced and complex form.

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What is Comparative Physiology

In comparative physiology, we investigate how different physiological processes have evolved from a more primitive stage to a more advanced and complex form, as well as the changes that have occurred during the course of development. We study both whole organisms, like animals at the tissue, cellular and molecular level. Present research is focused on innate immunity in invertebrates and the phylogeny of these processes, as well as on sexual maturity processes in fish. We also study iron homeostasis in Drosophila melanogaster.

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