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Hanna Johannesson


+46 (0)18-471 6662 (kontor)
+46 (0)18-471 6310 (fax)

Mailing address:

Dept. of Evolutionary Biology, EBC,
Uppsala University,
Norbyägen 18D,
75236 Uppsala, Sweden

Visiting address:

EBC, Norbyvägen 18D, Rum 1034

Johannesson Lab

We use a combination of genomic and experimental approaches to study eukaryote genome evolution. Most of the work we do utilizes the fungal model system Neurospora (“the orange bread mold”) to challenge general evolutionary paradigms. More specifically, we use phylogenetic methods combined with comparative and population genomic analyses to study the connection between reproductive behavior and genome evolution. In addition, we are currently developing the system to experimentally test specific hypotheses associated with genome evolution, such as on sex allocation trade-offs and on the evolution of sex chromosomes. We are also recently starting to work on lichen genomics.