What we do

We combine Evolutionary and Developmental Biology as well as genomic approaches with the study of physical processes to understand the mechanisms generating life’s complexity and diversity. The self-organizational capabilities of tissues are pertinent to EvoDevo at multiple spatial scales. We aim to understand the interactions between physical (e.g., mechanics, reaction diffusion) and biological (e.g., cell signalling, proliferation, migration) parameters, which generate patterns and shapes during development. Our multidisciplinary team includes Evolutionary and Developmental Biologists, Computer Scientists, Engineers, and Physicists.

Find out more about the Group’s activities


University geneva

Michel Milinkovitch
Artificial & Natural Evolutionary Development of Complexity Group
University of Geneva
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Domains of activity:

  • Systems biology
  • Comparative genomics
  • Evo-Devo
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Experimental biology
  • Machine learning
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Phylogeny
  • Software engineering
  • Transcriptomics
  • Biophysics

Domain of application:

  • Basic research