Prof. Dr. Marco Thines
Project area C
C1.2: GENOMIC ADAPTATION IN PATHOGENIC OOMYCETES
I am fascinated by the diversity of organisms and in particular the oomycetes In my group, we are aiming to elucidate the patterns of evolution in this diverse lineage and how oomycetes interact with the environment. We have discovered new species, genera and even families in the past and will continue our efforts to understand the evolution of this group using cutting edge methods, including genomics, functional assays, as well as population genetics, phylogenetics, and classical methods, like microscopy and taxonomic studies. It is my aim to sustain an internationally competitive, diverse group that offers a stimulating and friendly research atmosphere in which the individual research aims can be pursued efficiently.
Since 2010 Professor at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) and the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Department of Biological Sciences, Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity.