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Department of Evolutionary Anthropology

Samuel Wittwer

Samuel Wittwer, Dr.

+41 44 635 54 26
Room number
Y42 K-06

Research interests

My main research interest circles around the application of Next-Generation sequencing technologies to detect regions in the genome under divergent selection, be it through ecological or behavioral factors.


Wagner, CE, Keller, I, Wittwer, S, Selz, O, Mwaiko, S, Greuter, L, Sivasundar, A, Seehausen, O (2012). Genome-wide RAD sequence data provides unprecedented resolution of species boundaries and relationships in the Lake Victoria cichlid adaptive radiation. Mol Ecol doi: 10.1111/mec.12023

Keller I, Wagner CE, Greuter L, Mwaiko S, Selz O, Sivasundar A, Wittwer S, Seehausen, O (2012). Population genomic signatures of divergent adaptation, gene flow, and hybrid speciation in the rapid radiation of Lake Victoria cichlid fishes. Mol Ecol doi: 10.1111/mec.12083