Unit for Integrative Zoology

Teaching and research in our group spans across a wide range of animals including vertebrates, arthropods, and lophotrochozoans. These are analyzed using various morphological and molecular methods, including immunolabeling, advanced light and confocal microscopy, 3D reconstruction, high speed video analysis, electron microscopy, and gene expression studies. The data generated are used in integrative and comparative approaches to elucidate body plan evolution, development, functional morphology, ecomorphology and phylogeny of non-model organisms.

New publications


New Paper in Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution

In the Spotlight—Established Researcher.


New paper in Cymbium

An annotated checklist of the fishes of Gabon


New paper in Organisms Diversity & Evolution

A mosaic of conserved and novel modes of gene expression and morphogenesis in mesoderm and muscle formation of a larval bivalve.


New paper in Journal of Morphology

Morphology of ctenostome bryozoans: 5. Sundanella, with description of a new species from the Western Atlantic and the Multiporata concept.


New paper in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Exploring links between personality traits and their social and non-social environments in wild poison frogs.


New paper in North-western Journal of Zoology

Ecology of the small Snake-eyed Skink Ablepharus kitaibelii (Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1833) in a NW Bulgarian population


New book

Species Problems and Beyond

Contemporary Issues in Philosophy and Practice


Midbody-Localized Aquaporin Mediates Intercellular Lumen Expansion During Early Cleavage of an Invasive Freshwater Bivalve


New Paper in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology

Comparative Single-Cell Transcriptomics Reveals Novel Genes Involved in Bivalve Embryonic Shell Formation and Questions Ontogenetic Homology of...



August 8-12, 2022, Vienna, Austria