Jake Leyhr successfully defended his PhD thesis on October 6th. Discussion was led by the opponent Professor Chrissy Hammond from University of Bristol.

During the summer Jake Leyhr participated in the prestigious Embryology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, USA. On the left - with Eric F. Wieschaus, the Nobel laureate who took the class in 1969. On the right - doing the lab work.

Our collaborative project with Dr. Jan Stundl and Professor Marianne Bronner at Caltech is published in PNAS.

And Andrew Gillis wrote a commentary for PNAS: ''Scales, scutes, and embryonic origins of the vertebrate dermal skeleton.''

Our 3D analyses of the zebrafish wild-type and mutants with phase-contrast X-ray synchrotron microtomography is published in Frontiers in Endocrinology. The technique is great for characterising all kinds of soft and hard tissues at the cell level in 3D.

We received funding!
We are so grateful to this funding and looking forward to start the project.


Our several-year project on evolutionarily conserved cis-regulation of NKX3.2 trancription factor is finally published in eLife.

The insight article ''Evolution: How vertebrates got their bite'' is written by Thomas F Schilling and Pierre Le Pabic and published in eLife.

We also wrote a popular science text about the findings ''DNA sequence enhances understanding origins of jaws'' for Uppsala University and Science Daily

We have published the first analysis of the GDF5 mutation in zebrafish affecting the fin morphology in the special issue of Developmental Dynamics and we got the cover image.


Laura Waldmann successfully defended her PhD thesis on February 26. Discussion was led by the opponent Professor Abigail Tucker from King's College London.


Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation made a movie about our research program featuring fossils and our zebrafish developmental work called ''Evolution- the origin and development of life''


Our collaborative project with paleontologists is published in Nature!

The publication received a lot of media attention. For instance, ''How the enamel that coats your teeth evolved'' by Science News

Senast uppdaterad: 2023-10-24