CEDE is a new "prioritized research area" at the Department of Biosciences and an initiative to strengthen research in evolutionary developmental biology (Evodevo) at the University of Oslo.
Our vision is to develop a strong and integrated research environment to identify the basic structure, evolution and outcome of the genotype-phenotype relation on all levels from molecule to whole organism based on perspectives from Waddington's epigenetics and modern evodevo. We want to strengthen developmental biology and establish evodevo as a research discipline at UiO. We envision a comparative macroevolutionary perspective including phylogeny and paleobiology, and we will put emphasis on modelling and systems biology.
Publication in Nature Communications
Sep. 16, 2014
Congratulations to Jon Bråte, co-author on the article entitled Developmental gene expression provides clues to relationships between sponge and eumetazoan body plans.