Current research at the Amphibian Evolution Lab can be divided in three major themes:

1. Natural History and Evolution (led by Prof. Franky Bossuyt)
2. Amphibian Toxinology (led by Prof. Kim Roelants)
3. Pheromones and Behavior (led by Prof. Ines van Bocxlaer)

These themes focus on fundamentally different aspects of amphibian biology, but the use of similar molecular techniques and evolutioanry analyses allows us to exchange valuable information and efficiently optimize research strategies.

More information can be found on the website: www.amphibia.be

Selected publications:

Janssenswillen S, Vandebergh W, Treer D, Willaert B, Maex M, Van Bocxlaer I, Bossuyt F (2014). Origin and Diversification of a Salamander Sex Pheromone System. Mol Biol Evol. 2014 Nov 20 [Epub ahead of print].

Roelants K, Fry BG, Ye L, Stijlemans B, Brys L, Kok P, Clynen E, Schoofs L, Cornelis P, Bossuyt F (2013). Origin and functional diversification of an amphibian defense peptide arsenal. PLoS Genet 9:e1003662.

Kok PJ, MacCulloch RD, Means DB, Roelants K, Van Bocxlaer I, Bossuyt F (2012). Low genetic diversity in tepui summit vertebrates. Curr Biol. 22: R589–590.