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Sarah P. Otto

Evolutionary theory
University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Sarah P. Otto
    Dr. Otto’s research aims to understand the fundamental aspects of evolution and their effect on reproduction. Her work is grounded on a multidisciplinary approach at the intersection between mathematical theory, statistical inference, and evolutionary experiments.

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Mónica Bettencourt-Dias

Evolution of subcellular structures
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
  • Mónica Bettencourt-Dias
    Dr. Bettencourt-Dias studies centrosome regulation in development and human disease. In her work, key aspects of oocyte and sperm cell differentiation are tackled under an evolutionarily-oriented perspective.

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Harmit Malik

Genetics of evolutionary conflict
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
  • Harmit Malik
    Dr. Malik’s research is centered on how organisms deal with genetic conflict and the role germ cells play as one of the main battlegrounds in this process. His work spans from unicellular organisms to primates, with a strong focus on the dynamics of centromeres, mobile genetic elements and rapidly evolving proteins.

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Antoine Molaro

Evolutionary epigenomics of reproductive cells
Genetic, Reproduction and Development Institute, France
  • Antoine Molaro

    Dr. Molaro studies the evolution of germline chromatin pathways. He focuses on epigenetic evolutionary conflicts that shape reproduction, development and speciation.

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Paulo Navarro-Costa

Germ cell development and infertility
Lisbon Medical School, Portugal
  • Paulo Navarro-Costa

    Dr. Navarro-Costa studies germ cell development from a cross-species perspective. His work is particularly focused on harnessing such knowledge to improve the genetic diagnosis of human infertility.


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