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.
Establish CEDE as a strong interdisciplinary research group with a profile that will be unique in Norway and one of the leading evodevo research groups in Europe.
Consolidate IBV by bridging the gap between earlier separated research groups at IMBV and BIO, and to develop an evodevo educational profile.
Develop IBV as a leading life science institution in Norway by achieving status as a National Centre of Excellence (CoE).