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Axel Janke

Prof. Dr. Axel Janke

Dr. Maria Nilsson-Janke - Genome-wide Analysis of Marsupial Retroposons  
Dr. Yichen Zheng - Mammalian Phylogenomics and Population History Inference                                                        Dr. Susanne Gallus - Evolutionary Genomics of Mobile Elements in Mammals
Fritjof Lammers - PhD Student - Bioinformatic tools for studying long-scale changes in biodiversity (Phylogeny) and their correlation with environmental changes
Vikas Kumar - PhD student - Genome Evolution in mammals                                                                                       Sven Winter - PhD student
Gabriele Krenzer-Misch - Coordination Secretary 

Collaborators and Past Lab Members 

Dr. Björn Hallström - Bioinformatic tools for studying long-scale changes in biodiversity (Phylogeny) and their correlation with environmental changes
Nancy Schreck - Bioinformatic tools for studying long-scale changes in biodiversity (Phylogeny) and their correlation with environmental changes
Dr. Frank Hailer - Genomics of Arctic Vertebrates
Dr. Verena Kutschera - Genomics of Arctic Mammals 
William Dodt - PhD Student
Dr. Tobias Bidon - Genomics of Arctic Mammals


 

 

                                                                                                               

 

 Molecular Biology and Evolution Trends in Genetics

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Prof. Dr. Axel Janke

D2.3: BIOINFORMATIC TOOLS FOR STUDYING LONG-SCALE CHANGES IN BIODIVERSITY (PHYLOGENY) AND THEIR CORRELATION WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES

D2.4: BIODIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION OF ARCTIC VERTEBRATES

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I am interested in the evolution of vertebrates in general, including marsupials, birds, almost every placental mammalian order, lizards, snakes, crocodiles and fishes. Besides reconstructing and dating their evolutionary tree, placing the events into larger contexts of e.g. biogeography, plate tectonics and climate is exciting. Currently - as of July 2010 - I am interested and working on the following topics for which PhD, master or project students are welcome:

Mammalian phylogenomics (see D2.3)

Arctic adaptation (see D2.4)

Genomics and speciation (see D2.3)

Genomics and climate (environmental) change (see D2.4)

The basic divergences of crocodiles

The evolution of marsupials

Teleost and gnathostome relationships

Giraffe Research

 

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Publications, Citations, h- and i10-index

These are some of our recent publications:

Bidon, T., Schreck, N., Hailer, F., Nilsson, M.A., Janke A (2015) Genome-wide search identifies 1.9 megabases from the polar bear Y chromosome for evolutionary analyses. Genome Biol Evol

Gallus, S., Hallström, B.M., Kumar, V., Janke, A., Ning, Z., Murchison, E.M., Yang, F., Fu, B., Bertelsen, M.F., Schumann, G.G., Nilsson, M.A. (2015) Evolutionary histories of transposable elements in the genome of the largest living marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian devil. Mol Biol Evol (early access)

Bock, F., Fennessy, J., Bidon, T., Tutchings, A., Marais, A., Deacon, F., Janke, A. (2014) Mitochondrial sequences reveal a clear separation between Angolan and South African giraffe along a cryptic rift valley. BMC Evol Biol 14:219

Kutschera, V. E., Bidon, T., Hailer, F., Rodi, J. L., Fain, S. R., Janke, A. (2014) Bears in a forest of gene trees: Phylogenetic inference is complicated by incomplete lineage sorting and gene flow. Molecular Biology and Evolution, MBE2014/06/05/molbev.msu186

Bapteste, E., van Iersel, L., Janke, A., Kelchner, S., Kelk, S., McInerney, J. O., Morrison, D. A., Nakhleh, L., Steel, M., Stougie, L., Whitfield, J. (2013) Networks: expanding evolutionary thinking. Trends in Genetics 29:439-441. doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2013.05.007.

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