Dr. Sidney Becker
Max Planck Research Group Leader
The principles of molecular Evolution
Molecular evolution is not only responsible for the emergence of life but also for the development of higher organisms. Evolution is a powerful tool that continuously provides innovative solutions to adapt to environmental changes. However, it is also responsible for many problems. The rise of antibiotic resistance and diseases such as cancer are the direct consequence of molecular evolution. The Becker group aims to better understand and utilise the fundamental principles of evolution to provide innovative molecular tools for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications.