Ewout Crombez

Ewout Crombez — PhD student
Joined the group in 2021

I did a bachelor in Biochemistry and Biotechnology in Ghent and got increasingly more interested in bioinformatics and the potential thereof. This led me to choose bioinformatics as major for my master, and eventually led me to this PhD position. I am mostly interested in answering fundamental questions about the evolution of organisms through the use of bioinformatics tools. Especially, I am interested in learning how present genomes came to be and how they evolved through time. Genomes are impressively complex and diverse, and this intrigues me. Specifically, I will study the role of Whole Genome Duplications (WGDs) in the establishment of complex genomes.

My PhD position is a bit different from a conventional PhD. Besides my research project (on the complexity of genomes), I will also focus on some side projects such as maintaining this site. Because of that, my PhD will be longer.

September 2016 - June 2019: Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Ghent University
September 2019 - June 2021: Master of Science in Biochemistry & Biotechnology (major: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, minor: Plant Biotechnology), Ghent University
October 2020 - Present: PhD student, Bioinformatics & Evolutionary Genomics, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, Ghent University


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