Christian Parisod was born in 1975 in Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. degree in life science from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. After finishing his postdoctoral studies, he worked at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Versailles, France and at the National Center for Biosystematics, University of Oslo, Norway. Then, he moved to the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, where he currently serves as a Group Leader. He holds a competitive grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. His research interests include evolutionary genetics, from the molecular mechanisms underlying genome evolution to population genetics in natural landscapes, with a special emphasis on plants. His current researches mainly focus on the impact of transposable elements on polyploid evolution (i.e., hybridization and/or genome multiplication) and reproductive isolation (i.e., local adaptation and speciation).
Biography Updated on 18 April 2012