Research at the Department
The Department of Ecology and Genetics conducts research at the intersection between Ecology, Evolution and Genomics. The interaction between organisms is often studied in an evolutionary perspective. What is the role of these interactions for the striking evolutionary changes in e.g., morphology, physiology, and behaviour that we observe in nature? Genomics has gained an increasing role in these studies. New techniques have enabled studies not only of individual genes, but the whole genome in numerous individuals in almost any species.
- Hans Ellegren’s podcast on Radioscience about evolution and academic leadership 2017-11-10
- Hans Ellegren appointed Vice President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2017-06-26
- Uppsala university ranked top 7 for Evolutionary Biology 2017-04-26
- Organic matter composition found to be critical factor in mercury methylation 2017-02-16
- Climate change affects evolution of collared flycatcher 2017-01-26
- Hans Ellegren is awarded the Linnaeus medal 2016-12-05
Meet our researchers: She unearths diversity in the soil
Are you looking for an education in biology?
All bachelor's and master's biology educations and other biology courses at undergraduate level are coordinated all by the Biology Education Centre (IBG). At IBG, biologists are trained with diverse specializations such as cell biology, ecology, evolution, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, conservation, structural biology, systematics, toxicology, etc. Also engineers with specializing in biotechnology and bioinformatics, as well as teachers in biology and general science are educated at IBG.
The Department of Ecology and Genetics is part of the Evolutionary Biology Centre, a world-leading centre for research and education, which attracts researchers and students from all over the world. If you are interested to continue as a researcher, you can read more about our our research och our post graduate education.