Open Call 2016

Title: The genomic basis of potentially ongoing evolution of selfing syndrome in Cardamine amara, an emerging model species for plant mating system evolution

Main Applicant: Dr. Reiko Akiyama1

Supervisor: Dr. Rie Shimizu-Inatsugi1

Co-applicant: Dr. Hiromi Matsumae1

1Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, UZH

 

Title: Exploring the trajectories and genomic consequences of the Walser expansion

Main Applicant: Dr. Natasha Arora1

Supervisor: PD Dr. Michael Krützen2

Co-applicants: Prof. Dr. Laurent Excoffier 3, Dr. Simon Aeschbacher 4

1Institute of Forensic Medicine, UZH

2Department of Anthropology, UZH

3Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern

4Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis

 

Title: Cooperation or competition: Interactions of bacterial strains with different evolutionary background

Main Applicant: Dr. Michael Baumgartner1

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jakob Pernthaler1

Co-applicant: Prof. Dr. Leo Eberl1

1Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UZH

 

Title: Testing the role of siRNAs in hybrid incompatibility, are they responsible for the drastic shift in allele-specific expression in hybrid seeds?

Main Applicant: Dr. Ana Marcela Florez-Rueda1

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ueli Grossniklaus1

1Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UZH

 

Title: The transcriptional basis of inbreeding depression and fitness rescue by prenatal maternal investment

Main Applicant: Dr. Kate Ihle1

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Tschirren1

Co-applicant: Kasia Sluzek1

1Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, UZH

 

Title: Genetic bases of the adaptive radiation within a species revealed by the genome-wide polymorphism

Main Applicant: Dr. Ayako Izuno1

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kentaro Shimizu1

1Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, UZH

 

Title: Probing the epigenetic response to transposable elements

Main Applicant: Dr. Kartal Önder1

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ueli Grossniklaus1

Co-applicant: Prof. Dr. Ralph Schlapbach 2

1Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UZH

2Functional Genomics Center Zurich, ETHZ

 

Title: Is competition between bacteria based on fixed or phenotypically plastic responses? - answers from a transcriptome study

Main Applicant: Anne Leinweber1

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rolf Kümmerli1

1Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, UZH

 

Title: Genetics of host adaptation of Blumeria graminis (powdery mildew)

Main Applicant: Marion Müller1

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Beat Keller1

Co-applicant: Dr. Salim Bourras1

1Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UZH

 

Title: Genome wide association study of heavy metal tolerance in Medicago truncatula and evolutionary genomics of metal tolerant nitrogen fixing rhizobia

Main Applicant: Dr. Timothy Paape1

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kentaro Shimizu1

1Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, UZH

 

Title: Distinct changes of floral morphology in Mimulus aurantiacus - Discovering underlying epigenetic regulatory DNA marks.

Main Applicant: Dr. Yvonne Möller-Steinbach1

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ueli Grossniklaus1

Co-applicant: Prof. Dr. Mark Robinson2

1Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UZH

2Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, UZH