Alexander Suh - principal investigator
Alex is currently lecturer at University of East Anglia and researcher at Uppsala University.
Francisco "Paco" J. Ruiz-Ruano - postdoc
Paco is a Lawski-funded postdoc working on the evolution of satellite repeats and transposable elements in potato. His research further focuses on the genomics of B chromosomes and germline-restricted chromosomes (more on his personal website).
Octavio M. Palacios-Gimenez - postdoc
Julie Blommaert - postdoc
Julie is a SciLifeLab-funded postdoc working on the evolution of extreme GC content and G-quadruplexes on avian microchromosomes. She is also interested in weird genomes in general (more on her personal website).
Valentina Peona - PhD student
Valentina is doing her PhD on the evolution of genome structure in the exciting birds-of-paradise and related songbirds. She is also an expert on merging multiple sequencing platforms into one high-quality assembly.
Ivar Westerberg - master student
Ivar is a master student at Uppsala University and doing his master thesis project on centromere evolution in songbirds using a comparative genomics and population genomics perspective.
Roberto Rossini - master student
Roberto is a master student at Uppsala University and doing his master thesis project on improving assembly and annotation methods for germline-restricted chromosomes.
Augustin Chen - Erasmus+ trainee
Augustin recently graduated from University of Strasburg / Saarland University and is doing an Erasmus+ traineeship with us to study GC-rich genes in birds.
VISITORS and Affiliates
James Galbraith - affiliated PhD student
James is a PhD student in David Adelson's lab at University of Adelaide and affiliated with us to study LINEs in birds and beetles.
Alumni and previous visitors
Stephen Schlebush - visiting postdoc (February 2020) from Charles University Prague
Karl Nyrén - 15-credit project work (September - November 2019) from Uppsala University
Julia Koelman - 20-credit project work (May - August 2019) from Uppsala University
Jesper Boman - 15-credit project work and affiliated master student (June 2018 - July 2019) from Uppsala University
Niki Vontzou - Erasmus+ traineeship and affiliated master student (November 2018 - July 2019) from University of Thessaly
Boel Olsson - 15-credit project work and bachelor thesis project (January - June 2019) from Uppsala University
Anne-Marie Dion-Côté - postdoc (October 2017 - December 2018), now assistant professor at Université de Moncton
Nazeefa Fatima - 15-credit project work (September - November 2018) from Lund University
Mozes Blom - visiting postdoc (July 2017 - October 2018) from NHM Stockholm, now bioinformatician at NHM Berlin
Muhammad Bilal - Erasmus+ traineeship (December 2017 - March 2018) from University of Camerino
Cormac Kinsella - master thesis project and research assistant (March - October 2017), now PhD student at University of Amsterdam
Marco Ricci - visiting researcher (June - November 2017) from University of Bologna
Joshua Peñalba - visiting PhD student (March 2017) from Australian National University, now postdoc at LMU Munich
Caroline Guldvog - visiting PhD student (August 2017) from University of Oslo