Molecular Geo- & Palaeobiology Lab
Welcome to the website of the Molecular Geo- and Palaeobiology Lab at the Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology & Geobiology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich.

Geobiology investigates the present and past interactions between geo- and biosphere and the evolution of organisms – processes which have shaped the Earth and its biodiversity. Molecular Paleobiology studies the rates and patterns of evolution, integrating data from the living organisms and the fossil record, primarily using new tools of molecular biology. Such studies promise to reveal the secrets of life, its origin and evolution, and its past, present, and future functions.

Our research focusses on the biodiversity and evolution of marine organisms and their symbionts, and on the evolution of biomineralisation. For information about current research themes see buttons on the left side.

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Funding for our research comes from various sources, primarily from the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Palaeontology & Geobiology