Simone Immler, PI

Simone is interested in all biological aspects of sexual reproduction in a wide range of organisms and employs theoretical, comparative, experimental and genomics tools to address the many questions that are still unanswered.


Berrit Kiehl


Berrit Kiehl, PhD student

Berrit is combining experimental work with RNAseq to study small RNAs in the zebrafish, Drosophila and the ocellated wrasse.





Ghazal Alavioon, postdoctoral researcher

Ghazal is running experiments in zebrafish and humans in order to improve our understanding of haploid selection in predominantly diploid organisms.





Andreas Sutter, postdoctoral researcher (NERC)

Andreas is working on the role of gamete selection in adaptation to changing environments.






David Murray, research assistant

David is involved in a collaborative project with the lab of Alexei Maklakov to study reproduction and ageing in zebrafish.




Jean-Charles (Johnny) de Coriolis –  research assistant (NERC)

Johnny makes sure, all the fish are healthy and happy and assists with the various projects running in the lab.



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Mabel Sydney –  PhD student (ARIES DTP)

Mabel is looking at understanding the role of gametic selection in adaptation to a changing environment and trying to disentangle genetic from epigenetic effects.



Daniel Marcu



Daniel Marcu –  PhD student (NRP DTP)

Daniel is interested in identifying genes under haploid gametic selection.




Many great people have been in the lab:

Ding He (postdoc) – now a Marie Curie postdoctoral Fellow at Copenhagen University, Denmark

Willian Silva (PhD student) – now researcher at Gothenburg University, Sweden

Hwei-yen Chen (postdoc) – now a Marie Curie postdoctoral Fellow at Copenhagen University, Denmark

Susanne Zajitschek (postdoc) – now researcher at University of New South Wales, Australia

Marta (Promerova) Burri (postdoc) – now researcher at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany

Bart Nieuwenhuis (postdoc) – now Assistant Professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany

Khriezhanuo Nakhro (postdoc) – now a postdoctoral researcher at the UNIST, South Korea

Roy Francis (postdoc) – now bioinformatician at NBIS at SciLifeLab Uppsala, Sweden

Cécile Jolly (postdoc) – now researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden

Constance Nebendahl (postdoc) – now a researcher in a German fertility clinic

Cosima (Hotzy) Hermans (PhD student) – currently on maternity leave and headed towards applied conservation biology

Aivars Cirulis (MSc student) – currently doing a PhD at Lund University, Sweden

Andrea Cabrera Garcia (research assistant) – is now doing an MSc at Linköping University, Sweden

Jessica Nettelblad (MSc student) – now working at UPPMAX as bioinformatician at Uppsala University, Sweden

Joaquin Alcalde (research assistant)

Berenice Villegas Ramirez (research assistant) – currently looking for a PhD position

Sergio Tusso (MEME student) – currently doing a PhD at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany

Gil Henriques (MEME student) – currently doing a PhD at the University of British Columbia, Canada

… and many visiting students from all around the world. We always welcome visitors and exchange students!!