Alexander Suh

Alexander Suh 

Post Doc
+46-(0)18-471 64 30
alexander.suh@ebc.uu.se

Project Group

Ellegren Lab

Research Interests

Evolutionary Theory – Biodiversity – Genome Evolution – Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics – Evolution and Diversification of Metazoa – Evolution and Impact of Transposable Elements – Evolution and Impact of Viruses – Rapid Radiations – Host-Virus Coevolution – Communication of Science to the Public.

Brief CV

2004-2009: Undergraduate and graduate student, Free University Berlin, Germany.

2006-2009: Student teaching assistant, Institute of Biology - Zoology, Free University Berlin, Germany.

2009-2012: PhD student, Institute of Experimental Pathology (ZMBE), University of Münster, Germany.

2012: Post-doc, Institute of Experimental Pathology (ZMBE), University of Münster, Germany.

2012: Guest researcher, Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology Bergen, Norway.

2012: Guest researcher, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mississippi State University, USA.

2012-present: Post-doc, Department of Evolutionary Biology (EBC), Uppsala University, Sweden.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Suh, A., Brosius, J., Schmitz, J., Kriegs, J. O. (2013) The genome of a Mesozoic paleovirus reveals the evolution of hepatitis B viruses. Nature Communications 4, 1791. Link.

Suh, A. (2012) A retroposon-based view on the temporal differentiation of sex chromosomes. Mobile Genetic Elements 2, 158–162. Link.

Zakrzewski, A.-C., Suh, A., Lüter, C. (2012) New insights into the larval development of Macandrevia cranium (Müller, 1776) (Brachiopoda: Rhynchonelliformea). Zoologischer Anzeiger 251, 263–269. Link.

Suh, A., Kriegs, J. O., Donnellan, S., Brosius, J., Schmitz, J. (2012) A universal method for the study of CR1 retroposons in nonmodel bird genomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29, 2899–2903. Link.

Suh, A., Paus, M., Kiefmann, M., Churakov, G., Franke, F. A., Brosius, J., Kriegs, J. O., Schmitz, J. (2011) Mesozoic retroposons reveal parrots as the closest living relatives of passerine birds. Nature Communications 2, 443. Link.

Suh, A., Kriegs, J. O., Brosius, J., Schmitz, J. (2011) Retroposon insertions and the chronology of avian sex chromosome evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28, 2993–2997. Link.

Patents

Suh, A., Schmitz, J., Kriegs, J. O., Brosius, J. (2012) Molecular sexing of avian subjects. United States Patent Application 20120288856.

Suh, A., Schmitz, J., Kriegs, J. O., Brosius, J. (2011) Molecular sexing of avian subjects. European Patent Application EP2481812.

Awards

Bernhard Rensch Award of the German Society of Biological Systematics (GfBS): Best biosystematic dissertation, 2013.

German Ornithologists’ Society (DO-G) Council Award: Best student talk, 2011.

Information

Head of the department

Prof. Hans Ellegren
018-471 6460
hans.ellegren@ebc.uu.se

Visiting Address

Department of Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary Biology Centre, EBC
Norbyvägen 18D
75236 Uppsala

Delivery Address

Department of Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary Biology Centre, EBC
Kåbovägen 4, hus 7
75236 Uppsala

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