M O I L A B

genetic evolution & global change








Our lab works at the interface of evolutionary genetics, plant molecular biology and ecology informatics. We develop new computational methods and analyze genomic, experimental, and climate data to understand the dynamics of adaptation of populations and the mutations driving them. We then use this knowledge to spatially forecast species evolutionary potential under global change, and figure out whether adaptation rates can be genetically engineered in the future to avoid species extinctions. We are also very interested in understanding how ecological genomic models can in turn teach us about complex human health traits.

An important current project of the lab, co-coordinated with François Vasseur (CNRS) and Niek Scheepens (U. Tübingen), is a distributed global evolution experiment, GrENE-net.org, which aims to test the evolvability of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana in many climates around the world.


The lab is located at the Department of Plant Biology of the Carnegie Institution for Science, based in Stanford University, where we are also co-affiliated to Stanford's Department of Biology

Latest news

2020 03 17 Moi named Forbes 30 under 30!

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2020 02 21 A commentary/re-analysis of Arabidopsis life history strategies just live in PNAS!

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2020 02 12 Moi receives the Young Investigator Prize of the American Society of Naturalists

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2020 01 30 Long publication times (another reason to bioRxive your paper)

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2020 01 13 First paper of the year, a perspectives on how to use evolutionary genetics concepts to improve predictions of species responses to climate change

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2019 09 09 Moi receives multiple awards including the German National Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Award

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2019 08 27 Paper in Nature: "Natural selection on the Arabidopsis thaliana genome in present and future climates"

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2019 01 17 Preprints and Morale of PhD students

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