The lab focusses on a range of projects that are connected to photo- and/or chronobiology. A common denominator to all those projects is that we aim to integrate work across multiple research scales- from environmental measurements to testing gene function in the lab to the biochemical purification of possible complexes. Currently on-going main research projects in the marine context include:
- Investigation of the pathways downstream of the light interpreter Pdu-L-Cry under different (naturalistic) light conditions and circalunar phase.
- Investigation of possible protein interactors of Pdu-L-Cry under different (naturalistic) light conditions and circalunar phase.
- The role of putative light receptors for the (rhythmic) physiology and behavior of marine animals. This includes Platynereis dumerilii, Calanus finmarchicus and deep sea mussles.
- The interconnection of endogenous oscillators and rhythms of different period lengths.