The ESEB 2015 took place here in Lausanne this week. Quite convenient. For the outreach activity, I answered a ‘question of the day’: Is the male Y chromosome really fragile? And will future human societies exclusively consist of females? …very likely not. find out here in English and here in French
Before Christmas, Kamil and me published two paper on bioRxiv: Genomic features of asexual animalshttps://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/12/17/497495 Are there any general consequences of asexuality? We reviewed and reanalysed evidence in 24 asexual animal genomes available. Asexual reproduction drives the reduction of transposable element loadhttps://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/12/19/501361 Sexual reproduction drives success of parasitic TEs. Abandon sex and you will be […]
With some delay (due to the great chinese firewall): New paper out about the genomic landscape of early parallel speciation: Stick Insect Genomes Reveal Natural Selection’s Role in Parallel Speciation Got the cover picture and quite some media coverage (click details on altmetric batch to see).
I recently got a Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook and I am pretty excited about the power of this 1.5 kg machine. The intention is to use this ultrabook/tablet hybrid as ‘office’ and NGS data handling system on the go. The specs are fantastic… energy efficient Intel i7 Haswell with 4 cores, 8 GB memory and […]
It is finally published: Genomic evidence for ameiotic evolution in the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga available as open access. It was an exciting time working on this project. Thanks, Jean-François!
now available as open access: Kraaijeveld K & Bast J 2012. Transposable element proliferation as a possible side effect of endosymbiont manipulations. Mobile Genetic Elements 2: 0–1. LINK
updated the Bioinformatics page…
The bookchapter Ken and I wrote is available
This website is under construction!