Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Room 4G110
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels | Belgium


Ines is a Junior Research Professor. She has worked extensively on understanding historical diversification patterns, not only from external factors (climate, ...), but also from intrinsic characteristics of amphibians. She’s now combining transcriptomics, proteomics, genomics, molecular phylogenetics, and ethological assays to understand multimodal communication in amphibians.

Biju, S.D., Senevirathne, G., Garg, S., Mahony, S., Kamei, R.G., Thomas, A., Shouche, Y., Raxworthy, C.J., Meegaskumbura, M. & I. Van  Bocxlaer, 2016 - Frankixalus, a new rhacophorid genus of tree hole breeding frogs with oophagous tadpoles. PLoS ONE 11 (1): e0145727.

Van Bocxlaer, I., Maex, M., Treer, D., Janssenswillen, S., Janssens, R., Vandebergh, W., Proost, P. & F. Bossuyt, 2016. -Beyond sodefrin: evidence for a multi-component pheromone system in the model newt Cynops pyrrhogaster(Salamandridae). Scientific Reports, 6: 21880. 

Maex, M., Van Bocxlaer, I., Mortier, A., Proost, P. & F. Bossuyt, 2016 - Courtship pheromone use in a model urodele, the Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). Scientific Reports, 6: 20184. 

Janssenswillen, I., Willaert, B. Treer, D., Vandebergh, W., Bossuyt, F. & I. Van Bocxlaer, 2015 - High pheromone diversity in the male cheek gland of the red-spotted newt Nothophthalmus viridescens (Salamandridae). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15: 54.

Van Bocxlaer, I., Treer, D., Maex, M., Vandebergh, W., Janssenswillen, S., Stegen, G., Kok, P., Willaert, B., Matthijs, S., Martens, E., Mortier, A., de Greve, H., Proost, P. & F. Bossuyt, 2015 - Side-by-side secretion of late Palaeozoic diverged courtship pheromones in an aquatic salamander. Proceedings of the Royal Society B London, 282: 20142960.