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Samuel ABALDEORCID_LOGODepartment of Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Isabel ALMUDIEvolutionary novelties at the origin of winged insects, Andalusian Centre of Developmental Biology, Seville, Spain
S. Lorena AMENT-VELASQUEZDepartment of Zoology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Paula ARRIBASIsland Ecology and Evolution Group, IPNA-CSIC, La Laguna, Spain
Yann AUDICInstitute of genetics and development, CNRS, Rennes, France
Maria ÁVILA ACOSInternational Laboratory for Human Genome Research, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Querétaro, Mexico
Kate BAKERThe Bakery, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
David BALTRUSBaltrus Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, United States of America
Daniel Zvi BARBar Lab, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Frédérique BARLOY-HUBLERORCID_LOGOUMR-6553 ECOBIO (Ecosystèmes, Biodiversité, Evolution), CNRS, Rennes, France
Jens BASTBast lab, University of Cologne, Köln, Germany
Patrícia BELDADETeam: Evolutionary Genetics, CE3E: Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Nicolas BIERNEISEM, University of Montpellier - CNRS, Montpellier, France
Julie BLOMMAERTSuh Lab, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Sébastien BLOYERChromatine Dynamics, Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC) - CNRS - Université Paris Saclay - UMR 9198, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Julien BOBEFish Physiology and Genomics, INRA, Rennes, France
Laura BOTIGUÉGenomics of ancient crops and domestication, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics, Barcelona, Spain
Ignacio BRAVOORCID_LOGOLaboratory MIVEGEC (CNRS IRD Univ Montpellier), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Montpellier, France
Hernán A. BURBANOCentre for Life's Origins and Evolution, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Diogo CABRAL-DE-MELLOAnimal Cytogenetic Lab, UNESP-São Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil
Miguel CARNEIROCIBIO/InBIO, University of Porto, Vairão, Portugal
Jim CAROLANCarolan Lab, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland
Josep CASACUBERTAStructure and evolution of plant genomes, CRAG, Barcelona, Spain
Didier CASANEEGCE, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Raúl CASTANERAStructure and evolution of plant genomes, Centre For Research in Agricultural Genomics, Cerdanyola del Vallés, Barcelona, Spain
Samuel CHAFFRONLaboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes, CNRS - UMR 6004, Nantes, France
Cedric CHAUVEDepartment of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Frédéric CHOULETGDEC, INRA, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Feng CUIInstitute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Olivier DAMERONIRISA, Université Rennes 1, Rennes, France
Michael DANNEMANNCentre for Genomics, Evolution and Medicine, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Javier DEL CAMPOdel Campo Lab, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science - University of Mami, Miami, United States of America
Alice DENNISBiology, Research Unit of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology (URBE), University of Namur, Namur, Belgium
Thomas DERRIENIGDR - Institute for Genetics and Development, CNRS, Rennes, France
Vincent DETOURSIRIBHM, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Gavin DOUGLASORCID_LOGOBiological Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, United States of America
Sebastien DUPLESSISTree-Microbe Interactions Department - Ecogenomics team, INRAE, Champenoux, France
Laura EMELaboratoire d'Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, CNRS - Université Paris-Saclay, ORSAY, France
Ivan ERILLDepartment of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, United States of America
Olivier ESPELIORCID_LOGOCentre for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, Collège de France, Paris, France
Rosa FERNÁNDEZMetazoan Phylogenomic Lab, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Barcelona, Spain
Anna-sophie FISTON-LAVIERORCID_LOGOInstitut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier (ISEM), Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Jean-françois FLOTORCID_LOGOEvolutionary Biology & Ecology, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium
Irene GALLEGO ROMEROSchool of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Nicolas GALTIERInstitut des Sciences de l'Evolution Montpellier, CNRS - Univ Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Tatiana GIRAUDESE, CNRS University Paris Sud, Orsay, France
Amanda GLASER-SCHMITTEvolutionary and Functional Genomics Group, Division of Evolutionary Biology, LMU Munich, Planegg-Martinsried, Germany
Josefa GONZÁLEZEvolutionary and Functional Genomics, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Barcelona, Spain
Marie-angele GRANDBASTIENInstitut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (IJPB), INRA, Versailles, France
Thomas GUILLEMAUDORCID_LOGOISA, Inra, Sophia Antipolis, France
Torsten GÜNTHERDepartment of Organismal Biology , Uppsala universitet , Uppsala, Sweden
Wilfried HAERTYEarlham Institute, Earlham Institute, Norwich, United Kingdom
Evelyne HEYEREco-Anthropology, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
Federico HOFFMANNBiochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, United States of America
Ed HOLLOXORCID_LOGOGenetics, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Danny IONESCUORCID_LOGOMIBI, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Neuglobsow, Germany
Iker IRISARRIORCID_LOGOCentre for Molecular Biodiversity Research, Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity, Hamburg, Germany
Feng JIANGEco-genomics and Adaptation Group , Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Martin KAPUNDepartment of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Claudia KASPERORCID_LOGOAnimal GenoPhenomics, Agroscope, Posieux, Switzerland
Romain KOSZULSpatial regulation of genomes, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Vincent LACROIXBiometry and Evolutionary Biology Lab, University Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France
Rob LANFEARBiology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Amanda Larracuente LARRACUENTELarracuente lab, University of Rochester, Rochester, United States of America
Guillaume LAVALHuman Evolutionary Genetics, CNRS UMR2000, Institut Pasteur Paris, Paris, France
Emmanuelle LERATBIométrie et Biologie Evolutive, CNRS - Université Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France
Gipsi LIMA MENDEZUCLouvain Bioinformatics, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Jose LOPEZHalmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, United States of America
Ignacio MAESOInformation, Interpretation and Identity in the Evolution of Gene Regulation, Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology, Seville, Spain
Fabienne MALAGNACGenome Biology, Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC), University Paris-Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
Alejandro MANZANO MARÍNDivision of Microbial Ecology, Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Francis Michel MARTINAdvanced Research on Tree Biology and Forest Ecosystems (ARBRE), INRA, Champenoux, France
Sebastien MASSARTLaboratory of integrated and urban Phytopathology, Liege University - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech - TERRA, Gembloux, Belgium
Sahar MELAMEDMicrobiology and Molecular Genetics, The Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
Karen MEUSEMANNZoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change, Berlin, Germany
David MOLIKArthropod-borne Animal Diseases Research Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service , Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America
Victoria MORISDepartment of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Hull, Brussels, Belgium
Christophe MOUGELInstitut de Génétique, Environnement et Protection des Plantes, INRA, Rennes, France
Carina Farah MUGALEcology and Genetics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Jitendra NARAYANORCID_LOGOBig Data and Informatics, CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi, India
Wanapinun NAWAENational Omics Center, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Pathum Thani, Thailand
Cécile NEUVÉGLISESPO, INRAE, Montpellier, France
Juan C. OPAZOORCID_LOGOFacultad de Medicina y Ciencia, Universidad San Sebastian, Valdivia, Chile
Octavio Manuel PALACIOS-GIMENEZ Suh Lab, Dept. of Evolutionary Biology, EBC, Uppsala University, Uppsala , Sweden
Olivier PANAUDGénome et développement des plantes, université de perpignan, perpignan, France
Vera PANCALDITEAM 21 , Centre de Recherches en Cancerologie, Toulouse, France
Alexie PAPANICOLAOUHawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Richmond, Australia
Jordi PAPSSchool of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Claire Rachel PEARTWolf Lab-Evolutionary Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany
Eric PELLETIERMetabolic Genomics, Genoscope / CEA - CNRS - Univ. Paris Saclay, Evry, France
Mireya PLASSGene Regulation of Cell Identity, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Jaakko POHJOISMÄKIORCID_LOGODepartment of Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
Nicolas POLLETEvolution, Génomes, Comportement, Ecologie, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
David POLLOCKBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, United States of America
Ann PONOMAREVAcholera laboratory, Irkutsk Antiplague Research Institute of Siberia and Far East, Irkutsk, Russia
Nadia PONTSUR1264 - MycSA, INRAE, Villenave d'Ornon, France
Wirulda POOTAKHAMNational Omics Center, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Khlong Luang, Thailand
Nico POSNIENDpt. of Developmental Biology, University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
Fanny POUYET Bioinformatic team, LISN (Laboratoire interdisciplinaire des sciences du numérique), Universite Paris Saclay, Gif sur Yvette, France
Craig PRIMMEROrganismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Program, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Kay PRÜFERArcheogenetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Hadi QUESNEVILLEResearch Unit in Genomics-Info (URGI), INRAE, Versailles, France
Fernando RACIMOGlobe Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Peter RALPHEvolution and Ecology, University of Oregon, Eugene, United States of America
Sebastian E. RAMOS-ONSINSStatistical and Population Genomics, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) Consorci CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB, Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona, Spain
Stephen RICHARDSORCID_LOGOHuman Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States of America
Marta RIUTORTEvolutionary genetics, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Ricardo C. RODRÍGUEZ DE LA VEGAEcologie Systematique Evolution, Univ. Paris-Saclay - CNRS -AgroParisTech, Orsay, France
David ROOSBiology, Univ Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, United States of America
Anne ROULINPlant and Microbial Biology, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Francisco J. RUIZ-RUANOSuh Group, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Francois SABOTORCID_LOGODIADE Unit, IRD, Montpellier, France
Diego SANTOS GARCIALaboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology - UMR CNRS 5558 , University Lyon 1 - CNRS, Villeurbanne, France
Philipp SCHIFFERInstitute for Zoology , University of Cologne , Köln, Germany
Philipp SCHIFFERORCID_LOGOInstitute for Zoology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Benjamin SCHWESSINGERTeam Schwessinger, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Arnau SEBE-PEDROSSebe-Pedros lab, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
Laure SEGURELUMR 5558 - LBBE, CNRS , Lyon, France
B. Jesse SHAPIROMicrobiology and Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Oleg SIMAKOVDepartment of Molecular Evolution and Development, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Viviane SLONAnatomy and Anthropology; Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Jordi SOLANAStem Cell Biology and Evolution, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom
Alexandros STAMATAKISComputational Molecular Evolution group , Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies , Heidelberg, Germany
Alexander SUHEvolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Nusrat SULTANAORCID_LOGOBotany Department, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Daniel TAMARITTheoretical Biology and Bioinformatics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Andrea TANZERCenter for Anatomy and Cell Biology - Division of Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Maxime TARABICHIORCID_LOGOIRIBHM, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium
Sergio TUSSOWolf Lab, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Sergio VARGASORCID_LOGO Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Paleontology & Geobiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München, Germany
Cristina VIEIRALaboratoire de biométrie et biologie evolutive, UMRCNRS5558, Université Lyon 1, CNRS, Lyon, France
Olga VINNERE PETTERSSONSciLifeLab, National Genomics Infrastructure - Uppsala Genome Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Gabriel WALLAUORCID_LOGODepartamento de Entomologia e Núcleo de Bioinformática, Instituto Aggeu Magalhães (IAM) - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Recife, Brazil
Sishuo WANGORCID_LOGODepartment of Microbiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Robert WATERHOUSEDepartment of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland
Matthias H. WEISSENSTEINERInstitute of Avian Research "Vogelwarte Helgoland", Institute of Avian Research "Vogelwarte Helgoland", Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Renate WESSELINGHEarth & Life Institute, Biodiversity Research Centre, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Patrick WINCKERGenoscope, CEA, Evry, France
Sylke WINKLERLong Read Platform, MPI-CBG and DRESDEN concept Genome center, Dresden, Germany
Gert WÖRHEIDEDept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Molecular Geobiology Lab, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München, Germany
Valentin WUCHERMeLiS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 - Hospices Civil de Lyon, Lyon, France
Yannick WURMOrganismal Biology, Queen Mary University of London & Alan Turing Institute, London, United Kingdom
Christian WURZBACHERMicrobial Systems, TUM School of Engineering and Design, Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany