|My research group studies population genomics and systems biology in tree species. A particular interest is the link between microevolution and macroevolution, that is, local selection in populations versus long-term evolution at genome level. In order to study these phenomena, we are using statistical modeling and combining different -omics data sources. |
The group is currently divided into two countries, in Finland we are studying mainly silver birch (Betula pendula) as the model system for boreal forest trees, whereas at NTU the focus is on tropical trees.
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