Metagenomes represent the genetic content of community members in a specific environment and contain unprecedented information on the genetic variation that exists within all the community members. Our research focus is evolutionary (meta-)genomics, that is, the inference of population genetic processes in microorganisms from genomic and metagenomic data.
New preprint available: Pangenome evolution in environmentally transmitted symbionts of deep-sea mussels is governed by vertical inheritance https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.11.12.468352v1
Jan Baijens joined as a PhD student to work on genome evolution of plant viruses. Welcome Jan!
We are looking for a PhD student in deciphering the soil microbiome in intercropping! Forward the announcement to suitable candidates and apply here: https://www.wur.nl/en/vacancy/PhD-Deciphering-the-soil-microbiome-for-optimized-intercropping.htm Feel free to contact me for questions!
Jun Liu started his PhD project in China co-supervised by Jing He at the Energy Microbiology Center of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Welcome Jun!
We are looking for a PhD student in plant virus genomics! Forward the announcement to suitable candidates and apply here: https://www.academictransfer.com/en/303862/phd-position-virus-diversity-and-evolution-in-natural-plant-ecosystems/ Feel free to contact me for questions!
The PhD project “Deciphering the soil microbiome for optimized intercropping” is funded by the plant science group at WUR. This will establish a novel a collaboration between Stefan Geisen and me. The project is embedded in a larger consortium of young tenure trackers at WUR. Stay tuned!
The PhD project “Virus diversity and genome evolution in natural plant ecosystems (V-GENE)” has been awarded funding by the graduate school EPS: https://www.graduateschool-eps.info/3-projects-awarded-in-eps-wu-young-tenure-track-call/ Let’s celebrate (now) and look for a candidate (after the holidays)!
Nikolaos Vakirlis started as a postdoc at Kiel University on a project that I acquired during my time there. We will work in close colaboration. Welcome Nikos!
Department of Plant Sciences
Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen, The Netherlands