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Vikas Kumar 

Dr. Vikas Kumar

Post Doc

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

Research Interests:

Main focus of my research will revolve around, identifying genes, retroposon insertions or other loci that have been influenced by the environmental changes in Mammals. Such genes may be candidate genes for adaptation. In general the results are expected to provide insights into the evolutionary processes of the Mammalian genome.
Drastic Environmental changes have influenced the evolution of mammals. These environmental impacts are visible in the fossil record of mammals (rapid radiation, development of new characters) and must have left a signature in the genomes. So the aim of my Research is to study the Genomics of Mammalian Evolution: Searching and identifying candidate genes that are influenced be environmental changes.

Short CV

Since 2016: Post Doc at Biodiversity and Climate Research Center (BiK-F), Frankfurt, Germany.
2011 - 2016: PhD –Student at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Center (BiK-F), Frankfurt, Germany.
PhD Thesis: “Genome Evolution in Mammals” Supervisor Prof. Dr. Axel Janke
2010-2011: Project Assistant: Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi, India.
2008-2010: M.Sc. Bioinformatics: Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India.
M.Sc. Thesis “Mechanism of Intron Retention in Rice Genome: Study for the Identification of the Splice Sites”.
2005-2008: B.Sc. Zoology (Hons.):St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi, India

Publications:

Kumar, V., Hallström, B.M. & A. Janke (2013): Coalescent-Based Genome Analyses Resolve the Early Branches of the Euarchontoglires. - PLoS ONE 8(4): e60019.

 

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)69 7542 1827
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