16/12/2013 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Looking in the mirror of evolution: fossils, development and the origin of the jawed vertebrate face

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Per Ahlberg

Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University. Uppsala, Sweden

Per Ahlberg, from the Evolutionary Biology Centre at the Uppsala University, Sweden, has two principal fields of research: Palaeozoic vertebrate evolution with focus on the origin of tetrapods - the morphological transition from fish to tetrapod - and the relationship of molecular and developmental patterning to morphological evolution. Specifically he is looking into the evolution of muscles and bones in vertebrate heads, necks and limbs, bringing together molecular techniques such as transgenic cell lineage labeling with palaeontological data in a single analysis. He has been invited by James Sharpe (CRG).