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Kristin Tessmar-Raible

Max F. Perutz Laboratories
University of Vienna
Dr. Bohrgasse 9
Vienna, Vienna 1030

+43-1-4277-74635 or +43-1-4277-7

Taxa Studied: Invertebrate Animals, Vertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Degenerate PCR, Quantitative PCR (qPCR), Sanger Sequencing, 454 Pyrosequencing, Solexa (Illumina) Sequencing, Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, In Situ Hybridization, Antibody Staining, Sectioning for Histology, Sectioning for Electron Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Transgenesis, Other, RNA interference(RNAi), BAC homologous recombination
Research Description: In my lab we use three types of marine species, the polychaete Platynereis dumerilii, the marine midge Clunio marinus and the acoel Symsagittifera roscoffiensis, to investigate: Lunar rhythms in marine organisms, their underlying clocks and photoreceptors Interconnection between lunar, circadian and seasonal clocks Evolutionary origin of these clocks Effect of light pollution on these clocks In addition, we work on zebrafish, as well as medakafish to unravel the function of inner brain photoreceptor cells in vertebrates.
Lab Web Page: http://www.mfpl.ac.at/index.php?cid=724
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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