Neurobiology and Genetics

WG Menegazzi

The research interest of the WG Mengazzi is to find the mechanisms behind the capability of different living species to adapt to changing environmental conditions

Animals need to adjust their lifestyle to the environment they live in. Organisms inhabiting equatorial or subtropical regions experience moderate changes in photoperiod throughout the year and have to cope with warm/hot temperatures. In temperate or even subpolar regions, animals experience instead very dramatic photoperiodic changes, ranging from 24 hours of light per day in summer to no daylight in winter, and need to survive at very low temperatures. How can living organisms cope with such a broad range of environmental conditions? 

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Madhura Jitendra Sapre