Dr. Thomas Müller
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
University of Zürich
Zollikerstrasse 107
CH-8008 Zürich
thomas.mueller@botinst.uzh.ch

phone:
+41 (0)44 63 48224
fax:
+41 (0)44 63 48204
Research Interests
Keywords
Education
Previous Positions and Research Experience
List of Publications

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Research Interests

Old varieties and landraces of crops like wheat and barley may harbor genetic variations which are lost in modern cultivars. Nevertheless, those variations may be advantageous in terms of resistances or yield. Therefore, we compare the genetic diversities of landraces of spelt, barley and wheat with each other and with modern cultivars to identify variations 'lost' in the modern cultivars.


Keywords

Wheat, Barley, Spelt, Next-generation Sequencing, SNP, Genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS), population genetic analyses


Education

2002 - 2009 Diploma of Bioinformatics (Computer Sciences), University of Tuebingen, Germany

Previous Positions and Research Experience

2010 - 2015 PhD student in Prof. Karl Schmids group at Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics, University of Hohenheim, Germany
2009 - 2009 Research assistant, Group of Cognitive Neuroscience (Group of Hanspeter Mallot), University of Tuebingen, Germany
2007 - 2009 (Student) Research assistant at Wilhelm-Schickard-Institute for Computer Science (Group of Harald Schweizer), University of Tuebingen, Germany

List of Publications

Mueller, T., Freund, F., Wildhagen, H. and Schmid, K.J., Targeted re-sequencing of five Douglas-fir provenances reveals population structure and putative target genes of positive selection, Tree Genetics & Genomes, 2015, 11:816


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Bedada, G., Westerbergh, A., Mueller, T., Galkin, E., Bdolach, E., Moshelion, M., Friedman, E. and Schmid K.J., Identification of ecotype-specific genes in two differentially adapted and drought stressed wild barley Hordeum spontaneum (L.) ecotpyes by transcriptome sequencing, BMC Genomics, 2014, 15:995


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Mueller, T., Ensminger, I. and Schmid, K.J., A catalogue of putative unique transcripts from Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) based on 454 transcriptome sequencing of genetically diverse, drought stressed seedlings, BMC Genomics, 2012, 13:673


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