Welcome to the Laboratory of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Genomics
The Laboratory of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Genomics represents one of the three laboratories of the section Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation.
Research focuses on various aspects of vertebrate diversity, with special attention to evolutionary genetics and speciation, parasitology, fish ecology and systematics, and bioarcheology. Whenever possible we use complementary approaches at the genetic, phenotypic, ecological and environmental level to support our findings. A medium-throughput genotyping laboratory is fully operational. We organize the bachelor courses of genetics and of archaeozoology. Master courses are taught in chordate diversity, comparative and functional anatomy of chordates, marine ecology, speciation and phylogenetics, bioinformatics (quantitative and evolutionary genetics), wildlife management and archaeozoology.
The laboratory cooperates with partners across Europe and North America, and in the Southern Hemisphere (projects in Ecuador, Southern and Central Africa). Our research has applications in sustainable development, nature conservation, water and wildlife management, human biology, fisheries and aquaculture.Staff members:
Filip Volckaert (head)
Wim Van Neer
Theme 1: Evolution of Fishes and Parasites
Theme 2: Bioarchaeology
Theme 3: Fish Systematics