Department of Genetics


The issues of research conducted at the Department of Genetics concern various aspects of the broadly understood genetics of plants, animals, and humans.

Studies we currently conduct use different methods of genetic analysis and, comprise issues related to; (i) the effects of neutral and selective processes on genomes at the population level; (ii) molecular mechanisms of adaptation in response to abiotic stress; (iii) genetic diversity of plants and animals in taxonomic terms; (iv) conservation genetics of endangered species; and (v) research on, inter alia, gene expression and molecular mechanisms underlying various diseases (anemia, diabetes).

We conduct research on a variety of plant material, from bryophytes to woody plants, as well as on animals, including the model organism Drosophila melanogaster.