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Axel Janke

Prof. Dr. Axel Janke

Dr. Frank Hailer - Genomics of Arctic Vertebrates

Dr. Maria Nilsson-Janke - Genome-wide Analysis of Marsupial Retroposons
Tobias Bidon - PhD student - Genomics of Arctic Mammals

Susanne Gallus - PhD student - Evolutionary Genomics of Mobile Elements in Mammals
Vikas Kumar - PhD student - Genome Evolution in Mammals 

Verena Kutschera - PhD student - Genomics of Arctic Mammals
Nancy Schreck - Diplom-Bioinformatikerin - Genome Evolution of Arctic Mammals
Gabriele Krenzer-Misch - Coordination Secretary D

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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

Tools for phylogenomic studies

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Publications, Citations, h- and i10-index

These are our four most IMPORTANT publications OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS:

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.

Bidon, T., Frosch, C., Eiken, H. G., Kutschera, V. E., Hagen, S. B., Aarnes, S. G, Fain, S. R., Janke, A., Hailer, F. (2013) A sensitive and specific multiplex PCR approach for sex identification of ursine and tremarctine bears suitable for non-invasive samples. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13:362-368. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12072

Hailer, F., Kutschera, V. E., Hallström, B. M., Fain, S. R., Leonard, J. A., Arnason, U., Janke, A. (2013) Response to Comment on "Nuclear Genomic Sequences Reveal that Polar Bears Are an Old and Distinct Bear Lineage". Science 339:1522

Kumar, V., Hallstrom, B. M, Janke, A. (2013) Coalescent-based genome analyses resolve the early branches of the euarchontoglires. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60019

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