Professor Yves Van de Peer


Department of Genetics

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Yves Van de Peer obtained his PhD at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, in 1996. Currently, Yves Van de Peer is a full Professor in Bioinformatics and Genome Biology at the Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Ghent University.  He is also the VIB Group Leader at the Department of Plant Systems Biology at Ghent University.  Yves Van de Peer is leading a Bioinformatics and Systems Biology group, which consists of about 25 people.
Recently (October 1st 2013), Yves Van de Peer was appointed as a part-time Professor at the University of Pretoria, where he is setting up a joint lab.

Yves Van de Peer has published about 300 research papers, review articles and book chapters, and is associate editor of 8 international journals.  His work has been cited over 25,000 times and has an NRF rating of A1.


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GRI-related research

The research group of Yves Van de Peer is widely recognized as a center of excellence in gene prediction and genome annotation and comparative and evolutionary genomics.  Because of their specific expertise, the group has been, and still is, involved in many international genome projects.  Yves Van de Peer also has a special interest in the evolution of genes and genomes, with an emphasis on gene and genome duplications.


Key Publications

De Smet R., Adams K.L., Vandepoele K., Van Montagu M.C.E., Maere S. and Van de Peer Y. (2013). Convergent gene loss following gene and genome duplications creates single-copy families in flowering plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 2898-2903.

Van Landeghem S., De Bodt S., Drebert Z.J., Inzé D. and Van de Peer Y. (2013). The potential of text mining in data integration and network biology for plant research: a case study on Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25, 794-807.

Grbić M.*, Van Leeuwen T., Clark R.M., Rombauts S., Rouzé P., Grbić V., Osborne E.J., Dermauw W., Ngoc P.C.T., Ngoc T., Ortego F., Hernández-Crespo P., Diaz I., Martinez M., Navajas M., Sucena, É., Magalhães S., Nagy L., Pace R.M., Djuranović S., Smagghe G., Iga M., Christiaens O., Veenstra J.A., Ewer J., Mancilla Villalobos R., Hutter J.L., Hudson S.D., Velez M., Yi S.V., Zeng J., Pires-daSilva A., Roch F., Cazaux M., Navarro M., Zhurov V., Acevedo G., Bjelica A., Fawcett J.A., Bonnet E., Martens C., Baele G., Wissler L., Sanchez-Rodriguez A., Tirry L., Blais C., Demeestere K., Henz S.R., Gregory T.R., Mathieu J., Verdon L., Farinelli L., Schmutz J., Lindquist E., Feyereisen R. and Van de Peer Y. (2011). The genome of Tetranychus urticae reveals herbivorous pest adaptations. Nature 479, 487-492.

Van de Peer Y., Maere S. and Meyer A. (2009). The evolutionary significance of ancient genome duplications. Nat. Rev. Genet. 10, 723-732.

Van de Peer Y., Fawcett J.A., Proost S., Sterck L. and Vandepoele K. (2009). The flowering world: a tale of duplications. Trends Plant Sci. 14, 680-688.

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