Population Genetics of Social Insects



Cover story in MBE February Issue!

Welcome to our research group!

We are using social insect species (including honey-, bumble- and stingless bees) as model to elucidate the molecular basis of evolutionary innovations. These species have evolved several unique biological characteristics and interact with a variety of abiotic and biotic environmental factors. We are interested in the natural variation and the evolutionary processes which provide the basis of modified gene function and phenotypic differentiation.



Currently, we are moving to 

University Hohenheim, 

Institute of Animal Husbandry and Animal Breeding

 Chair of Livestock Population Genomics

Prof. Dr. Martin Hasselmann


Tel. ++49- 711 459 22481 (Office), ++49 711 459 23581 (Secretary)




Eva Siegmund
Institut für Genetik
Universität zu Köln
Zülpicher Str. 47a
50674 Köln

Tel.: ++49 221 470-5661
Fax: ++49 221 470-3402