It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
A central task in evolutionary biology is to understand how genotypes affect phenotypes and whether/how natural selection operates during this process. We are interested in a wide range of topics related to this question. Our current research focuses on gene regulation mediated by small RNAs (microRNAs, endogenous siRNAs and piRNAs) and long intergenic non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) from perspectives of evolutionary biology.
The whole genome sequencing projects in flies (about 500 strains of Dr...