Studying the mechanistic underpinnings and applications of polyploidy through genomics, experimental evolution, modeling, and Artificial Intelligence

01 January 2021 → 31 December 2027
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analysis of next-generation sequence data
    • Bioinformatics data integration and network biology
    • Computational evolutionary biology, comparative genomics and population genomics
    • Molecular evolution
    • Evolutionary biology not elsewhere classified
Polyploidy whole genome duplication genomics adaptation experimental evolution modeling artificial life Artificial Intelligence
Project description

Whole genome duplication (WGD) is a driving biological force, from cells to ecosystems, and from agriculture to medicine. Nevertheless, its roles and impact in biological processes and across the tree of life remain elusive. Here, we want to apply a holistic approach using both wet-lab and
computational approaches to study the mechanistic underpinnings of WGDs, as well as its applications.