Christine Grossen

Research Interests

Population genomics, evolutionary ecology, conservation genomics, mutation load, gene flow, wildlife immunogenetics, rewilding

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Education and Professional Positions

2019 - present Independent Group Leader, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2018 - present Oberassistentin, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2016 - present Dozentin (Lecturer), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 - 2018 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2013 - 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow (SNSF Prospective Researcher), Biodiversity Research Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2011 - 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland and Biodiversity Research Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2007 - 2011 Ph.D, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2006 - 2007 Research assistant, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2006 Research assistant, Fish and Wildlife Biology, University of Montana, Missoula, USA
2004 - 2005 M.Sc. Ecology and Evolution, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland
2001 - 2004 Undergraduate studies in Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland

Selected Publications

  • Grossen C., Guillaume F., Keller LF., Croll D. (2020). Purging of highly deleterious mutations through severe bottlenecks in ibex. Nature Communications in press. DOI: 10.1101/605147
  • Grossen C., Biebach I., Angelone-Alasaad S., Keller LF., Croll. D (2018). Population genomics analyses of European ibex species show lower diversity and higher inbreeding in reintroduced populations. Evolutionary Applications, 11:123–139. DOI: 10.1111/eva.12490
  • Brambilla A., Keller L., Bassano B., Grossen C. (2018). Heterozygosity-fitness correlation at the major histocompatibility complex despite low variation in Alpine ibex (Capra ibex). Evolutionary Applications, 21, 433. DOI: 10.1111/eva.12575
  • Grossen C., Seneviratne S., Croll D., Irwin DE. (2016). Strong reproductive isolation and narrow genomic tracts of differentiation among three woodpecker species in secondary contact. Molecular Ecology, 25, 4247–4266. DOI: 10.1111/mec.13751
  • Grossen C., Keller LF., Biebach I., Croll D. (2014). The International Goat Genome, Consortium and Croll D. (2014). Introgression from Domestic Goat Generated Variation at the Major Histocompatibility Complex of Alpine Ibex. PLoS Genetics, 10(6):e1004438. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004438