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Maris Hindrikson

Maris Hindrikson


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External Collaborators
CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, R. Padre Armando Quintas. 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal

My scientific interest is focused on canid genomics, genetics, phylogeography and bioinformatics.

During my master's degree I focused on wolf´s ecology (namely on wolf attacks on humans during the 19th century in the European part of Russia). My doctoral thesis under supervision of Urmas Saarma in University of Tartu (Estonia) focused on grey wolf populations in Europe at two levels: (1) population processes occurring at a smaller spatial scale (wolf population in Estonia and Latvia), namely wolf population genetics (Hindrikson et al., 2013) and wolf-dog hybridization (Hindrikson et al., 2012); (2) wolf population genetics in Europe: Hindrikson et al., (2017) analyses, summarizes and discusses findings derived from genetic analyses of three compartments of the mammalian genome with different inheritance modes. Additionally, large-scale trends and patterns of genetic variation in European wolf populations are described.

I received a postdoctoral fellowship grant from the Estonian Research Council to work under supervision of Raquel Godinho in order to sequence dog's Y chromosome and hopefully through developing a panel of Y chromosome-specific SNPs and microsatellites will help to shed light on paternal lineages of Eurasian wolves. During my postdoctoral studies I am very keen to develop my skills in genomics and bioinformatics.

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