Dr. Peter Arndt - Evolutionary Genomics

  • 1995 Diploma in Physics at Bonn University
  • 1998 PhD in Theoretical Physics at Bonn University
  • 1998 - 2003 PostDoc at Cologne University and UC San Diego
  • since 2003 Head of the 'Evolutionary Genomics Group' at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

Research interests

  • Genome Evolution: integrating processes on all length scales, including insertions, deletions and regional
    duplications, isochores, dynamics of repetitive elements
  • Analysis of population related data: Nucleotide and copy number polimorphisms, biases in allel fixation
  • Phylogeny Reconstruction: reconstructing ancient nucleotide distributions, irreversible models, non-stationary dynamics, coevolution
  • Models for nucleotide substitutions: including neighbor dependencies, CpG-effect, estimation of substitution patterns along
    chromosomes and back in evolutionary time, distinction between mutation and selection, biased gene conversion

Recent publications

  • LC Francioli et al. (2015) 
    Genome-wide patterns and properties of de novo mutations in humans. 
    Nat Genet., 47 (7): 822-6
  • S Glemin, PF Arndt, PW Messer, D Petrov, N Galtier, L Duret (2015) 
    Quantification of GC-biased gene conversion in the human genome. 
    Genome Res., 25 (8): 1215-28
  • M Sheinman, F Massip, PF Arndt (2015) 
    Statistical properties of pairwise distances between leaves on a random Yule tree. 
    PLoS One, 10 (3): e0120206
  • CF Mugal, PF Arndt, L Holm, H Ellegren (2015) 
    Evolutionary consequences of DNA methylation on the GC content in vertrebrate genomes. 
    G3 (Bethesda), 5 (3): 441-7
  • J Berglund, J Quilez, PF Arndt, MT Webster (2014) 
    Germline methylation patterns determine the distribution of recombination events in the dog genome. 
    Genome Biol Evol., 7 (2): 522-30

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