The focus of my PhD project is on evolutionary genetics of ageing and I use Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) as my model organism. Ageing is present in almost all organisms and have been studied extensively, but there is still a lack of knowledge regarding many evolutionary mechanisms involved in ageing. I study topics such as why there are sex differences in lifespan and how condition affects reproductive ageing. I also study the evolutionary mechanisms underlying ageing in general, such as how the selective effect of mutations change throughout life.
Martin Iinatti Brengdahl
Principal Research Engineer
The focus of my PhD project is on evolutionary genetics of ageing.