Xu Lab News

  • 2021

    We are recruiting

    Great to hear the positive feedback from DFG that the second phase of NC³ initiative is funded. It was a great experience during the last two years in the NC³ and we look forward to a fun and productive 4-year in NC³.
    We are recruiting 1 PhD and 2 postdocs, working on single-cell genomics and experimental evolution. More information can be found here.

    Join the group
    PhD position (evolutionary genetics)
    Postdoc position 1 (Evolutionary single cell genomics) - download call
    Postdoc position 2 (Evolutionary ecology - download call

    Move to Mainz

    After nearly four years wonderful time at WWU Münster, we will move to JGU Mainz in April 2022. We will recruit new PhD students and postdocs soon.

    A new paper!

    Lanlan’s paper on the pleiotropic singling between flower development and herbivory-induced responses is accepted by FPS. Congratulations to Lanlan and other co-authors.
    The paper can be accessed here

    A new review paper!

    A review paper from the duckweed community is now published in The Plant Cell. Here, we highlighted the great potential of using the duckweed as a model system to answer excellent questions in evolutionary ecology.
    The paper can be accessed here

    © Antonino Malacrinò

    Antonino Malacrinò joined the Xu lab

    Antonino is a molecular ecologist interested in the evolutionary ecology of plant-herbivore-microbe interactions. He will use tools from molecular biology, high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics to understand the role of herbivores and microbes in driving plant evolution. Welcome to the group, Antonino!

    © Pablo Duchén

    Pablo Duchén joined the Xu lab

    Pablo works on the evolution of adaptation, using both a genomic and a phenotypic approach. He will lead a team to investigate the genomic signature associated with insecticide resistance, a relevant example of rapid adaptation. Welcome to the group, Pablo!

    Congratulations to Thomas Schacker on his bachelor thesis

    Thomas did a wonderful job for his BSc thesis. Congratulations and good luck in your further career, Thomas!

    Congratulations to Samuel Wink on his bachelor thesis

    Samuel successfully finished his BSc thesis in our group. He will further on stay with us as a student helper.
    Congratulations, Samuel!

    © Pascal Poweleit

    Pascal Poweleit joined group

    Pascal Poweleit joined group as a TA. Welcome Pascal! He will help to develop high-throughput transformation systems in duckweeds.

  • 2020

    Great news!

    Great news from the editor of Science. Excellent team work! Looking forward to seeing the paper in print soon.

    A new project!

    A new project is now funded by DFG. We will study the evolution of Colorado potato beetle and its insecticide resistance. A junior group leader position will be available soon.

    Congratulations to our bachelors

    Despite this difficult time, Fabio, Milena and Maximillan did wonderful job for their bachelor thesis. Congratulations to all of you!

    New positions in plant evolution study funded by DFG

    A new project is funded by DFG to study how microbes and herbivores together shape plant evolution. New postdoc and PhD positions will soon be available. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact us.

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    © Marie Sárazová

    Snails eat duckweeds, we eat cake

    A wonderful birthday cake from Marie

    Paper News Agxu 16 06 20
    © Xu et al. 2020

    Coevolution of floral signals and indirect defenses in plants

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    Evolution of an adaptive and novel floral volatile

  • 2019

    News 19-12-04
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    Call for application: a field excursion in Southern Italy in 2020.

    A Paper is accepted

    News 19-12-02
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    Xu group is climbing

    News 19-11-29
    © Althia Edison

    Alitha Edison joined the group

    A new project in the group is funded by DFG

    Machine Learning
    © Shuqing Xu

    New publication on alternative splicing evolution in plants

    Teamevent 2019
    © Shuqing Xu

    Our first team building event

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    © Marie Sarazova & Yangzi Wang

    Two new members join the group

    © Yubin Ma

    Efficient genetic transformation and CRISPR/Cas9‐mediated genome editing in Lemna aequinoctialis

  • 2018

    Dr. Martin Schäfer has joined the group.

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    © XuLab

    Xu lab started officially at the Institute of Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster.