Michel Milinkovitch Group
Department of Genetics and Evolution - Faculty of Science, University of Geneva
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB)
Project at a glance
Most activities in Milinkovitch’s laboratory revolves now around evolutionary developmental genetics (EvoDevo), molecular phylogenetics, and bioinformatics, although we continue working on a selected number of issues in conservation genetics.
Evolution is a unifying paradigm with important implications in virtually all areas of biology.
Indeed, all characters that are studied in biology, from morphological or behavioural traits to the immune system or the fine regulatory mechanisms of gene expression are the products of biological evolution.
Evolutionary concepts are pertinent not only to that large diversity of possible applications across disciplines, but also to the massive realm of diversity across living beings: from natural/artificial clones to the major kingdoms made of approximately 50 millions of extant species, all living beings are connected through pedigrees and the phylogenetic tree of life.