As of November 1. 2014 Prof.em. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard is heading a research group: Colour pattern formation
Hans Meinhardt has developed models for biological pattern formation that account for essential steps in development. Meanwhile many of the predicted interactions found are supported by molecular-genetic observations.
Alfred Gierer's work is mainly concerned with the relation between life sciences and physics in general, as well as with the theory of pattern formation and neural development in particular.
Bacterial DNA replication, in vivo and in vitro; neuro-embryology, in vivo- and in vitro-studies of the topographic axonal projection from the retina to the tectum.