Synteny analysis of plant and animal genomes

We are in the midst of a genome sequencing bonanza with new high-quality chromosome level plant and animal genomes released weekly. New tools and approaches are needed to unlock the secrets of lineage and trait evolution using these vast new datasets. We are developing new ways to study and understand the long-term conservation and rapid changes in genomic positional context of important genes and gene families over short and long evolutionary timescales to address how species and their phenotypes have evolved. 

Principal investigator: Eric Schranz