Areas of Expertise:
Transcriptomics, Epigenetics, small RNAs and Genome editing with CRISPR-Cas9
Functional Genomics in Aphids.
We are particularly interested on how aphids can perceive changes in day length to switch from asexual to sexual reproduction. We thus develop integrative genomics (RNA-seq, FAIRE-seq and ChIP-seq) to understand large scale genome expression changes but are also currently setting up a step-by-step protocol of targeted mutagenesis with CRISPR-Cas9 system to precisely test for the real function of candidate genes in the photoperiodic response.