Welcome to the website of the Molecular Ecology and Genomics Research Group at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), the Freie Universität Berlin, and the Center for Genomics in Biodiversity Research (BeGenDiv)

We are a diverse and active group of people broadly interested in the ecology and biodiversity of freshwater organisms (insects, fungi, diatoms, microbes, fish). Our research is largely focused on applying theory and methods from evolutionary bioinformatics and genomics to problems in stream, river, and lake ecosystems.

Recent Publications (complete list)

Jähnig et al. (2019) In-depth approach to river management (corresp). Nature 573:32.

Bracamonte et al. (2019) Experimental infection with Anguillicola crassus alters immune gene expression in both spleen and head kidney of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) Marine Genomics 45:28-37.

Lu et al. (2018) Daphnia galeata responds to the exposure to an ichthyosporean gut parasite by down-regulation of immunity and lipid metabolism. BMC Genomics 19:932.

Heeger*, Bourne* et al. (2018) Long-read DNA metabarcoding of ribosomal rRNA in the analysis of fungi from aquatic environments. Molecular Ecology Resources 18:1500-1514.

Darwall et al. (2018) The Alliance for Freshwater Life: A global call to unite efforts for freshwater biodiversity science and conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosytems 28:1015-1022.


Photo credit

Fiume Tagliamento at Flogogna, Italy (R. Danabalan)