« Seen in the light of evolution, biology is, perhaps, intellectually the most satisfying and inspiring science »
Theodosius Dobzhansky, 1973


The Weber Lab aims at understanding the genomic mechanisms generating and maintaining biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems. Our research focuses on deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying adaptation, speciation and diversification in various aquatic organisms. Specifically, We use a wide range of molecular techniques and experimental approaches to uncover how organisms adapt to different environmental conditions, and ultimately infer their vulnerability and resilience in the face of rapid environmental changes. We are also interested in ecology, conservation and systematics of aquatic species, with a particular focus on invasive and native freshwater bivalve species in Switzerland.