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GUO Baocheng
Fish Evolution and Genomics
+86-10-64807978  /  +86-10-64807978
Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beichen West Road 1, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R.China
Fish Evolution and Genomics Group      

2016-       Principal Investigator, Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
2012-2016   Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
2010-2012   Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
2005-2010   Ph.D in Hydrobiology, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China
2001-2005   B.S in Biological science, Sun Yet-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Research Interests:
My research interests lie in fields of molecular evolution and genomics at both inter- and intra-specific level to understand how genetic variation contributes to fish diversification, speciation, and adaptation.

Awards and Honors:
2016   Young Talent of Pioneer “Hundred Talents Program”, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2011   Excellent doctoral dissertation of Hubei Province, Wuhan, China

Professional Activities:
Docent in Evolutionary Biology since 2016, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Reviewer for Biochemical Genetics, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Current Molecular Medicine, Fish and Shellfish Immunology, Frontiers in Plant Science, Gene, Genetica, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Ecology Resources, Peerage of Science, PLoS ONE, Scientific Reports
Review editor of Evolutionary and Population Genetics, part of the journal(s) Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Genetics and Plant Science

Research Grants:
2016-2017 Start-up funding for Young Talents of Pioneer “Hundred Talents Program”, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2017-2020 General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China

Selected Publications:
*Corresponding author
  1. Guo Baocheng*. (2017) Complex genes are preferentially retained after whole-genome duplication in teleost fish. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 84(5):253-258.
  2. Guo Baocheng*, Li Z, Meril? J. (2016) Population genomic evidence for adaptive differentiation in the Baltic Sea herring. Molecular Ecology, 25(12):2833-2852.
  3. Guo Baocheng, Lu D, Liao WB*, Meril? J. (2016) Genome-wide scan for adaptive differentiation along altitudinal gradient in the Andrew's toad Bufo andrewsi. Molecular Ecology, 25(16):3884-3900.
  4. Yang J, Guo Baocheng*, Shikano T, Liu X*, Meril? J. (2016) Quantitative trait locus analysis of body shape divergence in nine-spined sticklebacks based on high-density SNP-panel. Scientific Reports, 6:26632.
  5. Guo Baocheng*, DeFaveri J, Sotelo G, Nair A, Meril? J. (2015) Population genomic evidence for adaptive differentiation in Baltic Sea three-spined sticklebacks. BMC Biology, 13(1):19.
  6. Guo Baocheng*, Chain FJJ, Bornberg-Bauer E, Leder EH, Meril? J. (2013) Genomic divergence between nine- and three-spined sticklebacks. BMC Genomics, 14(1):756.
  7. Guo Baocheng, Zou M, Wagner A*. (2012) Pervasive indels and their evolutionary dynamics after the fish-specific genome duplication. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29(10):3005-3022.
  8. Guo Baocheng, Wagner A, He S*. (2011) Duplicated gene evolution following whole-genome duplication in teleost Fish. Pp. 27-36. In: Felix Friedberg (Ed.), Gene Duplication. InTech, Rijeka, Croatia.
  9. Guo Baocheng, Zou M, Gan X, He S*. (2010) Genome size evolution in pufferfish: an insight from BAC clone-based Diodon holacanthus genome sequencing. BMC Genomics, 11(1):396.
  10. Guo Baocheng, Gan X, He S*. (2010) Hox genes of the Japanese eel Anguilla japonica and Hox cluster evolution in teleosts. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular Development and Evolution, 314(2):135-147.
  11. Guo Baocheng, Tong C, He S*. (2009) Sox genes evolution in closely related young tetraploid cyprinid fishes and their diploid relative. Gene, 439(1-2):102-112.
  12. Guo Baocheng, Li J, Tong C, He S*. (2008) Cloning and sequence analysis of Sox genes in a tetraploid cyprinid fish, Tor douronensis. Chinese Science Bulletin, 53(13):1988-1995.