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Professor Angelika Vollmar

Regulator of Lymphatic System Identified

Researchers have identified an important regulatory protein that is essential for the patterning of the lymphatic system. Prof. Angelika Vollmar from the University of Munich was part of this international research collaboration.

In Focus: Palaeontology

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Dr. Nadia Belinda Fröbisch

Museum für Naturkunde Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung, Berlin

Area of specialisation

Vertebrate Paleontology, Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Research interests

I am interested in the evolution and development of vertebrate body plans and the relationship between ontogeny and phylogeny throughout the evolutionary history of tetrapods (animals with four extremities). Specifically, my main research focus is on the evolutionary and developmental biology of amphibians combining data from the fossil record and extant taxa to gain a broad perspective for the evolutionary history of amphibians through deep time. Thereby I seek to understand the evolution of developmental pathways and the acquisition of the derived morphologies seen in the modern taxa, which will ultimately help to elucidate the controversial origins of the three modern amphibian groups.

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