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 are always welcome! In case you’d like to join us, just e-mail Filip (filip.kolar_at_gmail.com) or check our new Bc/MSc. topics (in Czech)

Noví zájemci o bakalářské a magisterské práce jsou vždy vítáni, blžší info zde. Pokud vás náš výzkum obecně nebo i konkrétní témata zaujala napište Filipovi (filip.kolar_at_gmail.com) nebo se stavte v naší místnosti (dveře č. 69, první patro Benátská 2).




Intern project with our group

Posted on: Sun, 03/03/2019 - 13:42 By: morgane

Three visiting students from the Agricultural High School of Blanquefort, France just successfully completed a three-week group project with us. Valentin, Eythan and Arthur worked on microsat parentage analyses and the role of unreduced gametes in interploidy gene flow.

presenting results

Annual trip to Velemin

Posted on: Wed, 02/27/2019 - 13:26 By: morgane

The Vascular Plant group had its annual trip to Velemin. A great opportunity to meet, discuss and enjoy the Czech countryside.

group photo