Brno Ph.D. Talent

Jana Kružlicová

Evolutionary consequences of newly formed sex chromosomes in dioecious plants

Lector: RNDr. Roman Hobza, Ph.D.

Institution: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science

Field: Genomics and Proteomics


About the project

My project focuses on the evolution of sex chromosomes in plants. Plant sex chromosomes are evolutionarily younger than those in animals and therefore help us to track evolution in real time. The aim is to observe the chromosomal rearrangements and (epi)genetic changes leading to the formation of sex chromosomes. This research should not only shed light on plants but also help us to understand the current state of human sex chromosomes, which have undergone significant changes during evolution.


Why science?

I enjoy exploring how the world and the things around me work. What I like most about science is that there are endless possibilities to explore, and we can learn something new and interesting every day. It is a creative and diverse job that is strongly focused on teamwork, which makes it even more fun.


What do I like most about Brno

Brno has the best of both worlds. It is compact enough to feel cosy and familiar and yet big enough to offer a lot of possibilities not only in science and academia but also in culture and the number of parks where you can enjoy a great beer/coffee.