Bioinformatics for Molecular Biology and Genomics

Our research focuses on computational analysis of biological data, combining the fields of genomics, population genomics, evolutionary biology, and systems biology. The overall aim is to link local adaptation in populations with long-term evolution of species. For this means we are studying how speciation may arise from adaptation, host-microbe interactions and genetic drift processes i plants.
Jarkko SalojarviLEAD PI
Jarkko Tapani Salojarvi
Assistant Professor

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Phone:(65) 6904 7231
Office: SBS-02S-88F​
Liu JimingLiu Jiming
Research Fellow

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Sitaram Rajaraman
Research Assistant

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Logeshwari MN
Research Assistant

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Nicholas Cho Rui Wen
PhD Student

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We are leading or participating in several genome projects and carrying out population genomics studies for several species, including Alnus glutinosa, Betula pubescens, Coffea arabica, Canis lupus familiaris, Drosera capensis, Drosera regia, Fagraea fragrans, Gerbera hybrida, Litchi chinensis, Macaranga bancana, Plantago lanceolata, and Singapore Flora genomes.​
Full list of publications can be found here
  • Alonso-Serra, J., Safronov, O.,…, Teeri T.H., Strachan C.J., Nieminen K.,Salojärvi, J. (2019) Tissue-specific study across the stem reveals the molecular fingerprint of bark. New Phytologist, preprint available.
  • Vaattovaara,A,…,Salojärvi, J.*, Wrzaczek, M*. (2019) Mechanistic insights into the evolution of DUF26-containing proteins in land plants. Communications Biology 2:56.
  • Salojärvi, J.*, Smolander, O-P.*,…. , Albert V.A., Auvinen P., Helariutta Y., Kangasjärvi, J. (2017) Genome sequencing and population genomic analyses provide insights into the adaptive landscape of silver birch. Nature Genetics 49:904-912.
  • Safronov, O., …, Salojärvi, J.*, Kangasjärvi, J.* (2017) Detecting early signs of heat and drought stress in Phoenix dactylifera (date palm). PLoS ONE 12(6):e0177883.​