Tim Paape

Research Interests

Molecular evolution and whole genome duplication in plants: mating system evolution (self-incompatibility), ecological genomics, transcriptomics of polyploids, population genetics, adaptive evolution of plants and microbes.


Education and Professional Positions

2012 - present Senior Postdoctoral Associate - University of Zurich, Switzerland. Adaptive evolution and metal hyperaccumulation in allopolyploid plants
2013 - 2015 Plant Fellows Researcher
2009 - 2012 Postdoctoral Associate-Plant Biology, Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA. Medicago Hapmap Project
2004 - 2009 Ph.D. Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, Univ. of California San Diego, CA, USA Thesis: Evolutionary genetics of gemetophytic self-incompatibility (SI) in Solancaceae and Papaveraceae
2003 - 2004 Research Associate. Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA. Medicago truncatula plant-microbe interactions; plant defensins
2002 BSc. (with Honors) Biology Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, USA

Selected Publications

  • Paape T, Hatakeyama M, Shimizu-Inatsugi R, Cereghetti T, Onda Y, Tanaka K, Sese J, Shimizu K. (2016) Conserved but attenuated parental gene expression in allopolyploids: constitutive zinc hyperaccumulation in the allopolyploid Arabidopsis kamchatica. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 33:2781–2800. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msw141
  • Briskine R, Paape T, Shimizu-Inatsugi R, Nishiyama T, Akama S, Sese J, Shimizu KK. (2016) Genome assembly and annotation of Arabidopsis halleri, a model for heavy metal hyperaccumulation and evolutionary ecology. Molecular Ecology Resources. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12604
  • Kubo K, Paape T, Hatakeyama M, Entani T, Akie Takara, Kajihara K, Shimizu-Inatsugi R, Shimizu K & Takayama S. (2015) Evolution of non-self-recognition through gene duplication and genetic exchange in S-RNase based self-incompatibility. Nature Plants 1, Article number: 14005. DOI: 10.1038/nplants.2014.5
  • Paape T, Bataillon T. Briskine R, Zhou P, Young ND, Tiffin PL. (2013) Selection, genome wide fitness effects, and evolutionary rates in the model legume Medicago truncatula. Molecular Ecology, 22: 3525–3538. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12329
  • Paape T, Briskine R, Zhou P, Young ND, Tiffin PL. (2012) Fine scale population recombination rates, hotspots and spatial correlates in the Medicago truncatula genome. Genome Biology and Evolution, 4: 726-737. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evs046