MSc Research Projects
As the ability to adjust to environmental, developmental or physiological changes is a key aspect of living systems, this adaptation is a key issue in our research. Our research fields cover a wide array of expertise, ranging from neurobiology, physiology, genomics and behaviour to ecology and evolution, from molecular genetics, theoretical modeling and brain analyses to organismal and species interaction studies in semi-natural conditions and in the field. Studying mechanisms within an evolutionary and ecological framework requires the use of a large diversity of model organisms. Therefore we study a wide array of species, from microbes, algae, plants and insects to vertebrates such as fish, birds, rodents, marine mammals and humans.
The research groups within the institute offer a broad spectrum of research projects that may form the basis of a MSc thesis. MSc projects range from 'hands on' field-oriented work, through practical projects in a controlled laboratory setting to theoretical modelling projects on your computer. The list of projects on this page presents a general overview of available projects that is mainly intended to give an indication of the possibilities. For more detailed information on a particular subject, please check the website of the associated research group.