Prof. Dr. Miriam Liedvogel

Director Institute of Avian Research

"Vogelwarte Helgoland"
An der Vogelwarte 21
26386 Wilhelmshaven

Tel. +49 4421 9689 0

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My research is mostly motivated by my major interest in avian biology, in particular the phenomenon of bird migration. How is this fascinating behaviour controlled, coordinated and regulated on the molecular level? For more information see here.

I aim to link behavioural observation and accurate phenotype characterisation to their underlying molecular mechanisms and understand the genetic architecture of behavioural phenomena. To do this we combine careful behavioural observation and state-of-the-art tracking migration in the wild to carefully characterise migratory behaviour under controlled conditions as well as free flying birds, with whole genome sequencing approaches to match genotype to phenotype.

Learn more about our research focus, the key questions we are addressing, our methodology and the wider impact of our research in this video clip.