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Axel Janke

Prof. Dr. Axel Janke

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 

Gabriele Krenzer-Misch - Coordination Secretary 
William Dodt - PhD student

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

 

                                                                                                               

 

 Molecular Biology and Evolution Trends in Genetics

Molecular Ecology Resources Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 our recent publications:

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.

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

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