Seydina Issa Diop

Seydina Issa Diop

seydinaissa.diop@uzh.ch

Research Interests

My main interest turns around genomic data analysis in order to understand the genetic mechanisms underlying the evolutionary history of living organisms. In my PhD project, I am trying to understand how sex chromosomes evolved in plants, both at the gene and structural levels. I am using the common liverwort Marchantia polymorpha (with other liverwort species) which offer many benefits as plant model to invest in many questions related to the sex chromosome evolution in a haploid-dominant system.

Our approach consist to a combination of classical genetic experiments and genomic toolbox to i) establish a methodology to specifically target selected regions of sex chromosomes, ii) perform functional analysis of sex chromosome linked genes and their evolutionary trajectories and iii) to the isolation of specific chromosomes of complex genomes which will allow direct sequencing of the selected regions by synthesis and by single molecule sequencing.

 

Advisors: Prof. Elena Conti, Dr. Péter Szövényi.

 

For more details in the project: Planthub

 

Curriculum

2017 - Present: PhD Student in Evolutionary Biology Institut für Systematische Botanik,

UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH (CH)

2016: M.SC BIOINFORMATICS AND GENOMICS,

UNIVERSITY OF RENNES 1 (France)

2015: M.SC BIOINFORMATICS, STRUCTURAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND GENOMICS,

AIX-MARSEILLE UNIVERSITY (France)

2013: B.SC BIOLOGY - ECOLOGY, 

UNIVERSITY OF PERPIGNAN (France)

2012: B.SC LIFE SCIENCE,

UNIVERSITY OF DAKAR (Senegal)