Rolff Lab – Evolutionary Biology
at Freie Universität Berlin

Welcome

We are interested in the evolution and ecology of insects. This encompasses the evolution of (insect) immunity, bacterial resistance evolution, insect-microbe interactions and adaptation to predators

We are also members of the ZIBI Interdisciplinary Center for Infection Biology and Immunity

And the Berlin Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research

News

New paper: Evolution of defence cocktails: antimicrobial peptide combinations reduce mortality and persistent infection. C. Zanchi, PR Johnston, J Rolff. Mol Ecol.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.14267/full

New paper by our writer in residence: The energy expansions of evolution, Olivia Judson, Nature Ecology and Evolution,
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0138

New paper out: Insect Antimicrobial Defences: A Brief History, Recent Findings, Biases, and a Way Forward in Evolutionary Studies.
N Keehnen, J Rolff, U Theopold, C Wheat. Adv. Insect Physiol

Janne Swaegers from Leuven joined as a postdoc funded by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation