Goals and Objectives

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.

Overall goals:

  • 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).


Research objectives: