We are interested in the evolutionary processes shaping diversity in natural plant populations. The main focus of our group is to reveal triggers and evolutionary consequences of whole genome duplication, and parallel environmental shifts across multiple populations. To do so, we combine a wide range of genetic (genome resequencing, RNAseq, flow cytometry) and ecological (field surveys, chamber and transplant experiments) approaches. We build our hypotheses using comprehensive knowledge of range-wide natural variation of our study systems, primarily wild members of the leading plant model genus Arabidopsis. This enables us to leverage the extensive knowledge on A. thaliana to understand the links between the variation observed in the field and the genomic, functional and eco-physiological background of our study species.

New, motivated students and interns are welcome!

Noví zájemci o bakalářské a magisterské práce jsou vždy vítáni, bližší info o nabízených tématech a o novém Evropském projektu ERC. Pokud máte zájem dozvědět se víc a případně se zapojit napište Filipovi (filip.kolar_at_natur.cuni.cz) nebo se stavte v naší místnosti (dveře č. 69, první patro Benátská 2).




Majda's big parallel paper submitted

Majda’s first paper addressing genomic basis of parallelism on BioRXiv! We found out that the degree of gene reuse scales with divergence with divergence between the parallel lineages in alpine crucifers, mostly due to decreasing probability of allele sharing. Nice collaboration between our group (Majda, Jakub and Veronika involved),Tanja Slotte’s (Stockholm) and Graham Coop’s labs (UC Davis)!

Pizza lunches as webinars

Thanks to Clement’s effort our pizza lunches continue, turned into virtual no-pizza webinars! Nelida presented her past PhD work. Thanks all Ecolgen, Brassiploidy and LabAlliance people for taking part!

Parallel presentation

Majda B gave a presentation on her nearly finished project about predictability of parallel genome evolution at the Vienna evolutionary meeting.

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