Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences

Jackson, Daniel, Prof. Dr.

Professor of Metazoan Evolution

  • 1998 - 2004 PhD, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2004 - 2005 Research Associate, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2005 - 2006 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • 2007 ARC International Fellow, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2008 - 2013 Junior Professor, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • since 2013 Professor, University of Göttingen, Germany

Major Research Interests

  • Molecular evolution
  • Metazoan biomineralisation
  • Developmental biology

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Angus Davison, Gary McDowell, Jennifer M. Holden, Harriet F. Johnson, Georgios D. Koutsovoulos, M. Maureen Liu, Paco Hulpiau, Frans Van Roy, Christopher M. Wade, Ruby Banerjee, Fengtang Yang, Satoshi Chiba, John W. Davey, Jackson, D.J. Michael Levin, and Mark L. Blaxter. (2016). Formin is associated with left-right asymmetry in the pond snail and the frog. Current Biology. Accepted.
  • Mann, K. and Jackson, D. J. (2014). Characterization of the pigmented shell-forming proteome of the common grove snail Cepaea nemoralis. BMC Genomics, 15: 249.
  • Jackson, D. J. and Wörheide, G. (2013). Symbiophagy and biomineralization in the "living fossil" Astrosclera willeyana. Autophagy, 10:3.
  • Jackson, D. J., McDougall, C., Woodcroft, B., Moase, P., Rose, R. A., Kube, M., Reinhardt, R., Rokhsar, D. S., Montagnani, C., Joubert, C., Piquemal D. and Degnan, B. M. (2009). Parallel evolution of nacre building gene sets in molluscs. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 27(3): 591-608.
  • Jackson, D.J., Macis, L., Reitner, J., Degnan, B.M., Wörheide, G. (2007). Sponge paleogenomics reveals an ancient role for carbonic anhydrase in skeletogenesis. Science 316: 1893-1895.