Welcome to the Institute of Molecular Evolution at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Our main scientific interests are endosymbiosis, cell evolution, genome evolution and compartmentalized energy metabolism with emphasis on chloroplasts, mitochondria, and hydrogenosomes.
The Symbiotic Origin of Eukaryotes
Movie of the symbiotic origin of eukaryotes-theory developed by W.F. Martin
Most of our current research focuses on protists. We recommend that you visit Wim van Egmond's Micropolitan Museum to see some of the best images of protists available anywhere.
Evolutionary Networks: Organisms, Reactions, Molecules e-norm