The worm~lab in September 2021
The Worm Lab
Here at the worm-lab at the University of Cologne we study all kinds of vermiform animals, with a strong focus on the roundworms (phylum Nematoda).

Under the umbrella of research in evolution and/of development our mission is to:
— understand why roundworms are locked into a vermiform Bauplan;
— study their biodiversity in the face of climate change and learn how some of them can thrive without sex; and last but not least
— to fight the parasitic worms causing neglected tropical diseases.

We are always open for collaborations and we love to talk to everyone about our science, so please don't hesitate to get in touch through any of the channels listed below. Also if you want to work with us, maybe have a crazy cool idea for a research project, please get in touch as well.
Photo Reports
See how we work in the lab and in the field.
(Click the photos for a short description).
Sampling nematodes
Stay tuned for a photo story about sampling roundworms here...

Video Explainers
See short videos explaining parts of our research and biological facts and questions.
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Pictures in the "Our Science" section are: by courtesy of Einhard Schierenberg / from Blaxter 2012 / from (under CC BY 2.0, CC BY-SA 4.0 licences).
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