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Projects 2016 2018

Research Output 2013 2017

  • 132 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Poster

Species tree, frequent HGT and gene conversions in Bdelloid Rotifers

Cariou, M., Henri, H., Debortoli, N., Terwagne, M., Hespeels, B., Virgo, J., De Vienne, D. & Van Doninck, K. 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
gene conversion
genetic recombination
Open Access
alpha,alpha-trehalose-phosphate synthase (UDP-forming)
horizontal gene transfer

Evidence for Ancient Horizontal Gene Acquisitions in Bdelloid Rotifers of the Genus Adineta (in press)

Hespeels, B., Flot, J-F., Derzelle, A. & Van Doninck, K. 2014 Evolutionary Biology: Genome Evolution, Speciation, Coevolution and Origin of Life. P. Pontarotti (ed.) ed. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Adineta vaga

Genomic evidence for ameiotic evolution in the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga

Flot, J-F. , Hespeels, B. , Li, X. , Noel, B. , Arkhipova, I. , Danchin, E. G. J. , Hejnol, A. , Henrissat, B. , Koszul, R. , Aury, J-M. , Barbe, V. , Barthélémy, R-M. , Bast, J. , Bazykin, G. A. , Chabrol, O. , Couloux, A. , Da Rocha, M. , Da Silva, C. , Gladyshev, E. , Gouret, P. & 20 others Hallatschek, O., Hecox-Lea, B., Labadie, K., Lejeune, B., Piskurek, O., Poulain, J., Rodriguez, F., Ryan, J. F., Vakhrusheva, O. A., Wajnberg, E., Wirth, B., Yushenova, I., Kellis, M., Kondrashov, A. S., Welch, D. B. M., Pontarotti, P., Weissenbach, J., Wincker, P., Jaillon, O. & Van Doninck, K. 22 Aug 2013 In : Nature. 500, 7463, p. 453-457 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chromosome Pairing


Travel Grant FWB 2015

Boris Hespeels (Recipient), Oct 2015

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2008 2014

  • 9 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Benelux Congress of Zoology 21st

Hespeels, B. (Speaker)
12 Dec 201413 Dec 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution

Hespeels, B. (Poster)
8 Jun 201412 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

13th International Rotifer Symposium ROTIFERA XIII

Hespeels, B. (Speaker)
18 Nov 201224 Nov 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Asexual bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga submitted to desiccation: gateway to genetic exchanges and mechanisms of extreme resistance.

Author: Hespeels, B., 21 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Van Doninck, K. (Supervisor), Danchin, E. (Jury), Schön, I. (Jury), De Bolle, X. (Jury) & Depiereux, É. (President)

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Sciences

Contribution à l'amélioration de la résistance aux pathogènes chez la chicorée industrielle à l'aide de marqueurs moléculaires de classe 1.

Author: Hespeels, B., 2009

Supervisor: Van Cutsem, P. (Supervisor) & Dauchot, N. (Co-Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster of Biochemistry and molecular and cellular Biology