Kankare Lab
University of Jyväskylä

Maaria Kankare

Principal Investigator

Research interests:

Stress Genomics – particularly the role of chromosomal inversions and transposable elements in adaption (to cold environments).

Research organisms:

Drosophila montana and some other Drosophila virilis group species.


Phenotypic assays for cold tolerance and diapause. RNA interference (RNAi), quantitative real time PCR (qPCR), adaptation genomics and transcriptomics.