Fig. Laura Kvist

Diversity and evolution of eukaryote genomes

Course code: Biolology post-graduate course 750930J
Extent: 3 cr
Dates:  2.-6.112020 
Place: Online

The course will be given on November 2-6, 2020. Although this is planned for doctoral students, also bachelor and master students can participate. Course will be held in English.

The main teacher will be Dr. Vladimir A. Trifonov from the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology SB RAS, Department of Genome Biodiversity and Evolution, Novosibirsk State University, Russia, his research can be found e.g. here:

Mode of delivery and registrations

  • The course will be implemented through Moodle, where all material and links to lectures via zoom will be given.
  • To enroll, send an email to Laura Kvist (

Contacs and more information
Prof. Laura Kvist (

Course program

Monday November 2, 2020

08.15-09.50  Origin of Life
10.15-11.50   Eukaryotic genome. Introduction
13.15-15.00  Workshop starts, papers, students to groups 

Tuesday November 3, 2020

08.15-09.50  Eukaryogenesis
10.15-11.50  Origin of structural component of eukaryotic genomes
13.15-14.50  Eukaryotic genome complexity: repeated elements
15.15-  Working in groups continues

Wednesday November 4, 2020

08.15-09.50  Programmed DNA elimination
10.15-11.50 Genome redundancy: segmental duplications, gene amplification
13.15-14.50  Polyploidy in vertebrates
15.15-  Working in groups continues

Thursday November 5, 2020

08.15-09.50  Origin and evolution of mammalian B chromosomes 
10.15-11.50  Origin and evolution of sexual reproduction
13.15-14.50  Palaeogenomics
15.15-  Working in groups continues

Friday November 6, 2020

08.15-09.45  Presentations (6)
10.15-11.45  Presentations (4) & summing up the course



Last updated: 9.10.2020