Prof. Dr. Miriam Liedvogel
Institut für Vogelforschung (Institute of Avian Research)
An der Vogelwarte 21
Tel. +49 4421 9689 0
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.