The unifying goal of the Bomblies lab is to use complementary genomic, genetic and molecular approaches to understand mechanisms of evolution and adaptation. Most of our work currently focuses on understanding the evolution of a polyploid lineage of Arabidopsis arenosa, a lovely outbreeding relative of A. thaliana. But we are also interested in a range of other questions.
We collaborate frequently with the Yant lab (also at JIC) as well as cytology experts Chris Franklin and his group (University of Birmingham) and James Higgins and his group (University of Leicester). We have extensive interaction also with Nancy Kleckner (Harvard).
To learn more about our ongoing research, please click on "What we're doing" on the "Research" tab above.
We have recently obtained funding and several postdoc lines are available - please contact Kirsten for informal enquiries if you are interested.
At left is an Arabidopsis arenosa plant growing on a limestone outcrop in the Swabian Alb, a region in Southwestern Germany near Stuttgart. The plants there are perennial, and grow in very scenic locations like the base of the limestone cliffs of the upper Danube Valley (below).