I am interested in evolution of vascular plant diversity in nature. By leveraging cytometrical, genetic, genomic and ecological tools in a synthetic way, my research focuses on evolutionary consequences of recent whole genome duplication (polyploidy) in natural populations.
I'm interested in how population processes like inter-specific gene flow (introgression) and genome evolution are involved in adaptive and neutral evolution
Mahnaz Nezamivand Chegini
I am a computation biologist specialized in plant transcriptomics, gene co-expression networks, and comparative genomics. In the group I study convergent evolution among Brassicaceae, contributing with expertise in transcriptomics, genome assembly and annotation.
I am interested in the evolution of protein sequences, their impact on the function of the proteins and their effect on plants. I am studying genes/proteins that underlie adaptation of plants to serpentine soils.
I am broadly interested in evolutionary biology and conservation/population genetics. The fact that various molecular or population constraints can shape evolutionary trajectories jointly with adaptive processes resonate throughout my scientific adventures. I have a background in avian genomics and bioinformatics.
I'm interested in evolutionary biology and biosystematics of plants. The main questions of my project are focusing on the relationships between the subspecies of the Cardamine amara complex.
My project is supervised by Karol Marhold and co-supervised by Filip
My biggest passion has always been evolutionary biology. Specifically, I'm mostly interested in the fields of ecology, conservation and population genetics. My current PhD project aims to address the adaptive value of polyploidy in natural plant populations. .
I am broadly interested in the evolution of plant diversity. I employ cytometrical, ecological, and genomic tools for addressing the evolutionary consequences of whole genome duplication in mixed-ploidy populations across several flowering plant species.
My project is co-supervised by Clément Lafon-Placette
The main interest of my research lies in the evolutionary consequences of whole genome duplication. Polyploid plants and especially the ones that occur in nature as so-called mixed-ploidy species have been my greatest interest ever since I started my university studies.
I am generally interested in evolutionary biology and ecology. I am especially passionate about the adaptiveness of polyploids in response to environmental factors.
My project is supervised by Roswitha Schmickl and co-supervised by Filip
I am interested in the evolution and diversity of vascular plants, with a specific focus on plant adaptation. I would like to understand how plants thrive in challenging environments (metal rich soils) and I am curious to explore whether different plant species employ similar adaptation strategies.
Passionately exploring the mechanisms of convergent genome evolution in natural populations, I focus mainly on studying local adaptation on serpentine soil across Europe, with a particular fascination for the diverse ecosystems of the Balkans.
My main interest in ecology is driven by passion for discovering the responses of particular organisms to the environment. Varying and changing environments trigger adaptation of plants to specific conditions, such as challenging naturally toxic serpentine soils.
I am interested in repeated adaptation to the alpine environment. I focus on functional validation of candidate adaptive alleles found in selection scans in Arabidopsis arenosa, specifically on the effect of variation in FAR5 and MAP18 genes on phenotype and fitness in alpine environment.
My project is supervised by Majda Bohutínská
I am broadly interested in ecology and evolution, particularly in linking molecular data with ecology. I focus on the impact of whole genome duplication on the resistance of plants to biotic stress, to uncover a possible reason for the evolutionary success of polyploid lineages of so many plant species.
My main interest is plant diversity and evolutionary mechanisms that leads to speciation, especially polyploidy and hybridization. I am focusing on the evolution of alfalfa relative Medicago sativa complex.
I support the team regarding lab work (DNA and RNA extractions, preparation of libraries).
I provide support for the team with regards to experimental cultivation in growth chambers, greenhouse and outdoors
I support the team regarding plant cultivation, crossing experiments and flow cytometric analyses
My job is primarily lab work: DNA extraction, preparation of libraries for sequencing.
My work includes the every day management of the flow cytometry laboratory and support for research activities and student projects within the team.
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