Daniel Liesner

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department Algal Development and Evolution
Staff group Coelho lab

Main Focus

In my postdoc project, I am researching sexual transitions in large brown algae commonly called kelps (Laminariales). In kelps, sex occurs in the haploid stage and is controlled by a U/V sex chromosome system. In some individuals, however, morphological traits do not correspond to their genetic sex. By combining morphological characterization, next-generation sequencing and population genetics, I aim to identify the genetic causes, molecular mechanisms and evolutionary forces driving switches in sexual systems of kelp.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2021   Postdoctoral Researcher    Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen, Germany

2017 – 2020    Doctorate    Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven & University of Bremen, Germany

2014 – 2017    Master of Science, Marine Biology    University of Rostock

2011 – 2014    Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences    University of Rostock

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