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

Molecular Paleobiology studies the rates and patterns of evolution, integrating data from the living organisms and the fossil record, using molecular biology tools. 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.

In this context, our research focusses on the biodiversity and evolution of marine organisms and their symbionts throughout Earth history, and on the evolution of biomineralisation. We primarily use techniques ranging from molecular biology to genomics, in reconciliation with the fossil record, to investigate the secrets of life, its origin and evolution, and its past, present, and future functions.

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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Palaeontology & Geobiology