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GUO Baocheng
Fish Evolution and Genomics
+86-10-64807978  /  +86-10-648007099
Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, 1 Beichen West Road, 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, Zurich, 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 evolution biology in fish at both inter- and intra-specific level for understanding how genetic variation contributes to adaptation, speciation, and diversification in fish.

Awards and Honors:

Professional Activities:

Board member of the Chinese Zoological Society; Board member of the Chinese Biogeographical Society; Docent in Evolutionary Biology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; Associate Editor of BMC Evolutionary Biology and Scientific Reports; Reviewer for BMC Evolutionary Biology, Evolution letters, GigaScience, Genome Biology and Evolution, Heredity, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Ecology, Scientia Sinica Vitae, The FEBS Journal, etc.

Research Grants:

2021-2023, Excellent Young Scholar Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China

2017-2020, 2020-2023, General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China

2019-2024, the Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research program

Selected Publications:

*Corresponding author; #Equal contribution

  1. Wang Y, Zhao Y, Wang Y, Li Z, Guo Baocheng*, Meril? J. (2020) Population transcriptomics reveals weak parallel genetic basis in repeated marine and freshwater divergence in nine-spined sticklebacks. Molecular Ecology, 29:1642-1656.
  2. Li X & Guo Baocheng*. (2020) Substantially adaptive potential in polyploid cyprinid fishes: evidence from biogeographic, phylogenetic and genomic studies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287: 20193008.
  3. Wang Y & Guo Baocheng*. (2019) Adaption to extreme environments: a perspective from fish genomics. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 29:735-747.
  4. Guo Baocheng?, Fang B?, Shikano T, Momigliano P, Wang C, Kravchenko A, Meril? J*. (2019) A phylogenomic perspective on diversity, hybridization and evolutionary affinities in the stickleback genus Pungitius. Molecular Ecology, 28:4046-406
  5. Guo Baocheng*. (2017) Complex genes are preferentially retained after whole-genome duplication in teleost fish. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 84:253-258.
  6. Guo Baocheng*, Li Z, Meril? J. (2016) Population genomic evidence for adaptive differentiation in the Baltic Sea herring. Molecular Ecology, 25:3884-3900.
  7. 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, 25:2833-2852.
  8. 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, 13:19.
  9. Guo Baocheng, Zou M, Wagner A*. (2012) Pervasive indels and their evolutionary dynamics after the fish-specific genome duplication. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29:3005-3022.
  10. 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.