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 always welcome! In case you’d like to join us, just e-mail Filip (filip.kolar_at_gmail.com)

Noví zájemci o bakalářské a magisterské práce jsou vždy vítáni, blžší info zde. Informace o novém projektu ERC také zde. Pokud vás naše témata zaujala napište Filipovi (filip.kolar_at_gmail.com) nebo se stavte v naší místnosti (dveře č. 69, první patro Benátská 2).




Joint retreat with Levi Yant's group & allies

Posted on: Fri, 11/08/2019 - 14:29 By: filip.kolar

We spent three days of inspiring scientific discussions about ecological & population genomics (not only) in Arabidopsis in a nice autumn setting of Křivoklátsko protected area. Group of our collaborator Levi (Nottingham University) and our colleagues from GMI Vienna, VIB Ghent and University Bochum joined as well!

Writing retreat to Kvilda

Posted on: Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:52 By: morgane

Our group spent a nice couple of days at the Kvilda field station in the Šumava Mts to discuss and improve our current manuscripts.

Sumava mountains

New ERC Starting Grant

Posted on: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 00:06 By: morgane

Filip has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council for the project DOUBLE ADAPT. Nearly € 2,000,000 will cover 5-years research of adaptive consequences of whole genome duplication in natural and experimental plant populations - project info and press release