Prof. Christian Parisod (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Prof. Christian Parisod obtained his PhD in 2006 at the University of Lausanne. He was hired at the University of Fribourg as Full Professor in 2021. His research is focused on the interactions between the genome and the environment in polyploids, developing high-throughput approaches to integrate their variation.
Prof. Yves van de Peer (Ghent University, Belgium)
Prof. Yves van de Peer obtained his PhD in 1996 at the University of Antwerp. He was hired at Ghent University (Department of Plant Systems Biology) as Group Leader in 2000 and then promoted to Full Professor in 2008. His research group is considered a genome analysis powerhouse specialized in the study of the structure and evolution of genomes (gene prediction, genome annotation, and genome analysis).
Prof. Kirsten Bomblies (ETH-Zurich, Switzerland)
Prof. Kirsten Bomblies obtained her PhD in 2004 at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She was hired in 2009 as an Assistant and the Associate Professor at Harvard University, and finally joined ETH in Zurich as a Full Professor in 2019. Her research is focused on the molecular and mechanistic basis of adaptive evolution in plants, with a recent focus on meiosis.
Dr Boulos Chalhoub (Agroscope, Switzerland)
Dr Boulos Chalhoub obtained his PhD in 1994 at the Polytechnic National Institute of Toulouse. Following a prolific career on the genomics of wheat and Brassica at the French National Institute for Agronomy, he was recently hired at the Agroscope to lead the breeding.
Prof. Malika Ainouche (University of Rennes, France)
Prof. Malika Ainouche obtained his PhD in 1993 at the University of Algiers. She was hired at the University of Rennes as Maître de Conférence in 1997 and then Full Professor in 2009. Her research is focused on the adaptive dynamics of polyploid genomes.
Prof. Andrew R. Leitch (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Prof. Andrew R. Leitch obtained his PhD in 1986 at the University of Bristol. He was hired as Full Professor at the Queen Mary University of London in 1993 and developed a strong focus on the cytogenetics and evolution of plant genomes.
Dr François Felber (Musée et Jardins botaniques cantonaux in Lausanne, Switzerland)
Dr François Felber (Musée et Jardins botaniques cantonaux in Lausanne, Switzerland) obtained his PhD in 1987 at the University of Neuchâtel. He was hired as Director of the Museum of Botany in Lausanne in 2014. His research has been focused on the population biology of mixed-ploid systems and he has described an hybrid zone that will be the focus of field work.
Prof. Kentaro Shimizu (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Prof. Kentaro Shimizu obtained his PhD in 2002 at the University of Kyoto. He was hired at the University of Zurich as Assistant Professor in 2006 and promoted up to Full Professor in 2019. His research is focused on the evolutionary and plastic responses of (polyploid) genomes to changing environments.
Prof. Martin Lascoux (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Prof. Martin Lascoux obtained his PhD in 1992 at the University of Paris-Sud. He was hired at the University of Upsala as Full Professor in 2000. His research is focused on empirical and theoretical aspects of interaction between demography and selection in shaping genetic variation (phenotype, transcriptome, genome and genes) in populations of allopolyploid systems.
Dr Armel Salmon (University of Rennes, France)
Dr Armel Salmon obtained his PhD in 2005 at the University of Rennes. He was hired as Maître de Conférence at the University of Rennes in 2010. His research is focused on the adaptive dynamics of polyploid genomes.