Moritz Jonathan Schmidt

PhD student




I’m particularly interested in placozoan genetics and transcriptomics. As part of the GRAVIPLAX-Project, I’m investigating the effect of gravity on placozoan gene activity (particularly cell polarity genes) and behavior. By combining ground-based facilities for simulations of microgravity and hypergravity with molecular genetic and bioinformatic tools, this approach potentially offers new insights on the architecture and maintenance of a multicellular body plan.