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Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

“UZH is a leader in evolutionary biology research”

URPP Evolution in Action: From Genomes to Ecosystems

Kentaro Shimizu points to the plant Cardamine amara, a precursor of the newly discovered species Cardamine insueta. In the URPP Evolution in Action, the researchers were able to show genetic processes of speciation. (Picture: Hiroto Kawabata)


How do organisms and pathogens evolve and adapt to the environment? This was the question that the URPP Evolution in Action sought to address. The program allowed UZH to put its considerable research competence in evolutionary biology to excellent use, says the initiator and former co-director Beat Keller.

More in the UZH article.