Ajinkya Bharatraj Patil

Ph.D. Student, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal
  • India

About Ajinkya Bharatraj Patil

I am pursuing my graduate degree in population genomics at the Dept. of Biological Sciences, IISER, Bhopal. I am working on diverse model systems using genomics as a tool to uncover intricacies in the evolutionary phenomena. Other than this, I am interested in developmental and behavioral trait evolution, population genetics, and conservation genomics.

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Biodiversity Conservation biology Molecular ecology Population dynamics Population genetics Molecular evolution Evolutionary genetics

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Leaping from frogs to plants - in quest of repeats

Ajinkya, a frog enthusiast joined IISER Bhopal's doctoral degree program hoping to uncover evolutionary patterns within frog genomes. The repeat-rich genomes of frogs became an impediment. He turned adversity into opportunity by studying the effect of repeats on plant population genomics.

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