Study of the mechanisms responsible for evolutionairy innovation by gen(om)e duplication

01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
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
plant genetics evolution bioinformatics
Project description

Gen(om)e duplications play an important role in the evolution of species diversity and complexity by creating genetic variation upon which natural selection can act, but the precize mechanisms remain unknown. This project tries to enhance our knowledge of these mechanisms by bioinformatic analysis of both the structure of the genomes themselves and gene networks during development of several organisms.