I am a molecular evolutionary biologist fascinated by the differences between the sexes of a species and how they are generated. My research focuses on the identification and characterization of sex-determining systems in fishes. I am investigating the evolution of these systems in the enigmatic cichlid fishes of Lake Tanganyika on the genomic and transcriptomic level using bioinformatics and molecular methods.
JUNIOR GROUP LEADER
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Ambizione research fellow Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland
Research group of Walter Salzburger, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland
Phd with Dept. of Physiological Chemistri, University of Würzburg, Germany
MASTER THESIS WORK
«Molecular and genetic analysis of the swimy gene family in fishes», grade very good, supervisors: Manfred Schartl & Jean-Nicolas Volff, Dept. of Physiological Chemistry, University of Würzburg, Germany
MASTER IN BIOLOGY
Subjects genetics, biochemistry, virology and immunology, grade very good, University of Würzburg, Germany
INTERNSHIP IN GENETICS
Wing development in Drosophila melanogaster, supervisors: Florenci Serras & Montserrat Corominas, Dept. of Genetics, University of Barcelona, Spain
BACHELOR IN BIOLOGY
General Biology, Chemistry and Physics, grade good, University of Würzburg, Germany
Hans A. Hofmann,
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA
David Penman, Institute of Aquaculture,
University of Sterling, UK
John H. Postlethwait,
University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
Etienne Bezault, Biology of Aquatic Organisms and Ecosystems,
University of the French West Indies and Guiana, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Helena D’Cotta and Jean-François Baroiller,
CIRAD Montpellier, France
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel GEOMAR, Germany
Thorsten Schwede, Thierry Sengstag and Geoffrey Fucile,
sciCORE and SIB, University of Basel, Switzerland
Time matters! Developmental shift in gene expression between the head and the trunk region of the cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni.
El Taher et al. BMC Genomics 2019.
Repeated Evolution Versus Common Ancestry: Sex Chromosome Evolution in the Haplochromine Cichlid Pseudocrenilabrus philander.
Böhne et al. Genome Biology and Evolution 2019.
The ART of brain expression
Böhne, Molecular Ecology 2018.
Demography and genome divergence of lake and stream populations of an East African cichlid fish.
Egger et al. Molecular Ecology, 2017.
Variations on a theme: Genomics of sex determination in Astatotilapia burtoni
Böhne et al., BMC Genomics 2016.
Inhibition of aromatase induces partial sex change in a cichlid fish: Distinct functions for sex steroids in brains and gonads.
Göppert et al, Sexual Development 2016.
Evolutionary fate of the androgen receptor-signaling pathway in ray-finned fishes with a special focus on cichlids
Lorin et al G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics 2015.
Genetics and timing of sex determination in the East African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni.
Heule et al. BMC Genetics 2014.
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Zoological Institute, University of Basel Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
Zoological Institute, University of Basel
Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland