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.





Andreas Sutter – postdoctoral researcher (NERC)

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






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:

David Murray (Research technician) – now a Researcher at the Norwich & Norfolk Hospital, UK

Ghazal Alavioon (PhD student) – now a postdoctoral Researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden

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

Willian Silva (PhD student) – now a post-doctoral Researcher at Lund University, Sweden

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

Susanne Zajitschek (postdoc) – now Lecturer at Liverpool John  Moores University, UK

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!!