MARLéTAZ Ferdinand

  • Molecular Genetics Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology, Onna-son, Japan
  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Evo-Devo, Genome Evolution, Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetics / Phylogenomics, Systematics / Taxonomy
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My research interests are at the interface of developmental biology and evolutionary genomics. I have a longstanding curiosity for the genomics of minor phyla, particularly chaetognaths. I am generally concerned with the importance of whole genome evidence to better resolve the phylogeny of metazoans. I am currently involved in the sequencing and analysis of many transcriptomes and genomes spanning broadly across metazoan diversity, including fishes, annelids, molluscs, chaetognaths, cephalochordates, priapulids... One of my major research goal is to understand the regulatory impact of whole genome duplication in animals using transcriptomes and functional genomics techniques, such as ATAC-seq, Chip-seq or HiC.

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