Project

The impact of gene and genome duplications on the evolution of development in angiosperms

Duration
01 October 2007 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Scientific computing
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Evolutionary biology
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Public health care
    • Public health services
    • Social medical sciences
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Scientific computing
Keywords
systems biology bioinformatics evo-devo gene and genome duplications plants evolution
 
Project description

The goal of this project is to study the role of small- and large-scale duplications in the evolution of plant complexity and developmental processes (evo-devo) from a systems biology perspective. We will use advanced computational methods to reconstruct and analyse the gene network underlying developmental processes in plants, and assess the impact of genome duplications on the network structure.