Our research focus is on the phenotype and factors affecting its evolution. For most projects, we use the mammalian dentition that offers a rich array of interrelated data on development, function, and evolutionary history. We use a combination of genetic mouse models, non-model species, transcriptomics, and organ culture methods to perform quantitative analyses of development. These experiments are used to build computational models to study other species and explain evolutionary patterns.
Currently we are interested in the following questions:
Jukka Jernvall, PhD, Professor
Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Geography &
Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE
Biocenter 2, room 5011
P.O. Box 56 (Viikinkaari 5D)
00014 University of Helsinki
Phone: +350 2 941 59352
Jukka is a Principal Investigator/Group Leader at BI and Professor of Quantitative Evolutionary Phenomics at the Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Geography. He holds a position of Academy Professor for the term of 1 September 2021–31 August 2026.