15965056_10208280025337771_5127132379893538166_nI’m a PhD in evolutionary protistology interested in evolution of organelles and metabolic pathways, lateral gene transfer, symbiosis, and related topics.

During my study in the lab of Vladimír Hampl in Prague I focused on genomics, cell biology, and metabolism of Preaxostyla, an understudied group of metamonads. In this project we worked with protists like Paratrimastix pyriformis and Monocercomonoides exilis which appear to be a promising model system for the study of reductive evolution of mitochondria.

I did my first PostDoc as part of the DEEM team in Orsay where I worked on genomics of Proteorhodophytina red algae and the origin and evolution of complex plastids of red origin.