CSH Associate Faculty
Johannes Jäger is an evolutionary systems biologist and philosopher, originally trained as a Drosophila geneticist and modeller of biological regulatory networks. He was a group leader at the CRG Barcelona, a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and the director of the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI) in Klosterneuburg, Austria. He is a recurrent guest lecturer in evolutionary system biology at the University of Vienna, and the D’Alembert Research Chair 2020/21 at the Institut d’Études Avancées (IEA) Paris.
Johannes’ research interests are (the evolution of) complex regulatory systems, organismic agency, and innovation in evolution as well as academic research. He is an advocate of “open science.” Some of his projects combine arts and science. He also develops transdisciplinary workshops with unusual formats that focus on collaboration and sharing of information between researchers from different fields.
G. Anderson , B. Verd, J. Jaeger
Drawing to extend Waddington’s Epigenetic Landscape
Leonardo Vol 53, Issue 3 (2020) 256–262
J. Jaeger, B. Verd
Dynamic positional information: Patterning mechanism versus precision in gradient-driven systems
Current Topics in Developmental Biology, Vol 137 (2020) 219–246
J. DiFrisco, J. Jaeger
Beyond networks: mechanism and process in evo-devo
Biology & Philosophy 34 (2019) 54
B. Verd, N. Monk, J. Jaeger
Modularity, criticality, and evolvability of a developmental gene regulatory network
eLIFE 8 (2019) e42832
Shift happens: The developmental and evolutionary dynamics of the gap gene system
Curr Op Syst Biol 11 (2018) 65–73
J. Jaeger, J. Solon , JJ. Fraire-Zamora
Two consecutive microtubule-based epithelial seaming events mediate dorsal closure in the scuttle fly Megaselia abdita
eLIFE 7 (2018) e33807
E. Jiménez-Guri, KR. Wotton, J. Jaeger
tarsal-less is expressed as a gap gene but has no gap gene phenotype in the moth midge Clogmia albipunctata.
Open Science 5 (2018) 180458