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PhD student in the group of Walter Salzburger.
I am interested in the processes underlying genetic and phenotypic variation between individuals, populations,
species etc. What are the causes for phenotypic changes and where in the genome have alterations taken place
that are responsible for these changes? In my current project I study these kinds of questions in a model system
for evolutionary research; cichlid fishes. In particular I focus on the molecular basis of naturally and
sexually selected traits.
Best place to relax is a deserted desert, where you can chase lizards, have a good hike, be amazed by the view
and the amazing adaptations of the plants and animals and finish the day with a good BBQ.
|Born 1982 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
||PhD student at the Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland
||MSc program in Biology VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
||BSc program in Biology VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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- Diepeveen ET, Kim FD and W Salzburger (2013) Sequence analyses of the distal-less homeobox gene family in East African cichlid fishes reveal signatures of positive selection. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 153.
- Colombo M*, Diepeveen ET*, Muschick M, Santos E, Indermaur A,
Boileau N, Barlueng M and W Salzburger (2013) The ecological and
genetic basis of convergent thick-lipped phenotypes in cichlid fishes. Molecular
Ecology 22: 670-684 *These authors contributed equally to this work.
- Diepeveen ET and W Salzburger (2012) Two decades of molecular
ecology: where are we and where are we heading? Molecular Ecology 21: 5656-5659.
- Diepeveen ET and W Salzburger (2011) Molecular characterization of two endothelin pathways in East African cichlid fishes. Journal of Molecular Evolution 73: 355-368.
- Unraveling the functions and evolutionary history of Hivep1 in Lake Tanganyikan cichlid fishes. Gordon Research Conferences, Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, USA.
- The effects of genome duplication on adaptive traits: endothelins and key innovations in cichlids. Evolutionary and ecological genomics of adaptation symposium 2010, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.