New EvoDevo course
The latest addition to courses associated with EvoGene is the course Evolutionary Developmental Biology and Macroevolution, which both master and PhD students can sign up for (BIO4280/9280).
This course gives an introduction to developmental biology from an evolutionary perspective, and will cover concepts, methods and paradigmatic examples in the field of evolutionary developmental biology ("evodevo").
The course will cover basic developmental mechanisms based on gene regulation, cell communication, differentiation, growth, etc. It will give an overview of the ontogeny of some animal and plant groups, as well as their organ systems, in a phylogenetic and paleobiological perspective. The evolution of ontogeny and its consequences for phenotypic evolution will be discussed.