Dr. Kai Kamm

Research Scientist


Phone: +49 511 953 8402


Coming from evolutionary developmental biology, with a focus on the evolution of homeobox genes in diploblasts, my current research focuses on comparative genomics in the phylum Placozoa. A placozoan genome is roughly 100 megabases small and we have been sequencing and are currently analyzing several placozoan genomes and transcriptomes. This offers the possibility to catalog the genetic diversity of an entire phylum, to identify genetic mechanisms that may have driven speciation in Placozoa and to identify genes under selection.