Philine Feulner

Dr. Philine Feulner

Department Fish Ecology & Evolution

About Me

Research Interests

My research focus evolves around my interest in understanding the diversity of life. I study evolutionary processes and factors creating variation and eventually leading to the differentiation between organisms (in my case very often fish). Lately, most of my research centres on variation at the genomic level. I combine population genomics and comparative genomic approaches describing genomic patterns to ultimately understand how evolutionary processes shape genome evolution.

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Population genomics following experimental host parasite evolution of Chlorella algae and viruses
Genome evolution and genomic divergence across five lake river pairs of three-spined sticklebacks
Genome evolution and genomic divergence across the Swiss Alpine whitefish radiation

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected publications

Retel, C.; Kowallik, V.; Huang, W.; Werner, B.; Künzel, S.; Becks, L.; Feulner, P. G. D. (2019) The feedback between selection and demography shapes genomic diversity during coevolution, Science Advances, 5(10), eaax0530 (9 pp.), doi:10.1126/sciadv.aax0530, Institutional Repository
De-Kayne, R.; Feulner, P. G. D. (2018) A European whitefish linkage map and its implications for understanding genome-wide synteny between salmonids following whole genome duplication, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 8(12), 3745-3755, doi:10.1534/g3.118.200552, Institutional Repository
Frickel, J.; Feulner, P. G. D.; Karakoc, E.; Becks, L. (2018) Population size changes and selection drive patterns of parallel evolution in a host–virus system, Nature Communications, 9(1), 1760 (10 pp.), doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03990-7, Institutional Repository
Stapley, J.; Feulner, P. G. D.; Johnston, S. E.; Santure, A. W.; Smadja, C. M. (2017) Variation in recombination frequency and distribution across eukaryotes: patterns and processes, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 372(1736), 20160455 (10 pp.), doi:10.1098/rstb.2016.0455, Institutional Repository
Huang, Y.; Chain, F. J. J.; Panchal, M.; Eizaguirre, C.; Kalbe, M.; Lenz, T. L.; Samonte, I. E.; Stoll, M.; Bornberg-Bauer, E.; Reusch, T. B. H.; Milinski, M.; Feulner, P. G. D. (2016) Transcriptome profiling of immune tissues reveals habitat-specific gene expression between lake and river sticklebacks, Molecular Ecology, 25(4), 943-958, doi:10.1111/mec.13520, Institutional Repository
Feulner, P. G. D.; Chain, F. J. J.; Panchal, M.; Huang, Y.; Eizaguirre, C.; Kalbe, M.; Lenz, T. L.; Samonte, I. E.; Stoll, M.; Bornberg-Bauer, E.; Reusch, T. B. H.; Milinski, M. (2015) Genomics of divergence along a continuum of parapatric population differentiation, PLoS Genetics, 11(2), 1-18, doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004966, Institutional Repository

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Phone: +41 58 765 2106
Fax: +41 58 765 2168
Address: Eawag
Seestrasse 79
6047 Kastanienbaum
Office: CA B08

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Expert of

biodiversity, fish, genetics, comparative genomics

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Research Group

Group leader of the group of fish genomic

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Research Focus

speciation genomics

adaptation genomics

ecological genomics

genome evolution

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