Comparative Genomics of Non-Model Invertebrates


Ksenia Juravel
Ksenia Juravel is working on ESR Project 1: Phylogenomics of non-bilaterian animals under the supersvision of Prof Gert Wörheide at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Her research topic is the phylogenetic relationships among non-bilaterian animals and more precisely the prediction of the basal lineages organization, necessary to unde... show more
Ramon Rivera
Ramon Rivera is working on ESR Project 2: Comparative genomics of sponge holobionts under the supervision of Prof. Gert Wörheide at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. A holobiont is a meta-organism that consists of a host and its associated symbionts, frequently microbes - humans are a good example with their gut microbes. It is increasingly appreciated ... show more
Yihe Zhao
Yihe Zhao is working on ESR Project 3: Genome-wide assessment of the genetic basis of invertebrate adaptation under the supervision of Prof Agostinho Antunes at CIIMAR - Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões. Before joining IGNITE, Yihe obtained a Bachelor degree in Pharmaceut... show more
Fabian Ruperti
Fabian Ruperti is working on ESR Project 4: Elucidating the mechanics of "nervous" reactions in nerveless sponges and placozoans under the supervision of Prof. Detlev Arendt at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg. The nature of the last common ancestor of the Metazoa is largely unsolved, due to uncertaint... show more