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Yves Van de Peer
Ghent University, Belgium
Yves Van de Peer received his PhD in 1996 from The University of Antwerp, Belgium, on the use of ribosomal RNAs as molecular markers for inferring phylogenies.
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Currently, he is Professor in Bioinformatics and Genome Biology at the Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics at Ghent University, Belgium. He is also VIB Group Leader in the Department of Plant Systems Biology, Ghent, Belgium and part-time professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and at the Nanjing Agricultural University, China. His research group is a center of excellence in gene and genome annotation and comparative and evolutionary genomics.. Yves Van de Peer has a particular interest in gene and genome duplications. He is associate editor of, amongst others, The Plant Journal, Genome Biology and Evolution, Frontiers in Genetics, PeerJ, and Current Plant Biology. He published over 450 peer-reviewed papers and contributed to several books. His work has been cited over 65,000 times, see http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=tBs2BVMAAAAJ&hl=en
More information on his research group can be found at www.vandepeerlab.org
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breading Research, Germany
Polina Novikova is a group leader at the department of chromosome biology at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breading Research. She did her PhD at the Population Genetics lab of Prof. Magnus Nordborg (GMI, Vienna) describing non-bifurcating speciation in Arabidopsis genus and the evolutionary history of the allotetraploid Arabidopsis suecica.
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During her postdoc at the Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics group of Prof. Yves Van de Peer (VIB, Ghent) she described the mechanism of adaptive shift in mating system in Tibetan Crucihimalaya himalaica and the evolutionary history of the diploid-tetraploid species complex of Australian burrowing frogs Neobatrachus. Now, combining the knowledge on speciation, extreme adaptation and polyploidy consequences she leads a group studying genomics of composite adaptation to polyploidy-induced internal and external challenges across plant and animal kingdoms.