Bram Verhelst

Phd Student
(Group member from 2010 until 2016)

+ 32 (0) 9 33 13 825
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VIB / Ghent University
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
Technologiepark 927
B-9052 Gent


  • Date of birth: 11 may 1986, Dendermonde, Belgium
  • October 2008 - June 2010: Master in Biochemistry & Biotechnology (major: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, minor: Plant Biotechnology)
  • October 2004 - June 2008: Bachelor in Biochemistry & Biotechnology


(5) Olsen, J.L., Rouzé, P., Verhelst, B., Lin, Y.-C., Bayer, T., Collen, J., Dattolo, E., De Paoli, E., Dittami, S., Maumus, F., Michel, G., Kersting, A.R., Lauritano, C., Lohaus, R., T?pel, M., Tonon, T., Vanneste, K., Amirebrahimi, M., Brakel, J., Bostr?m, C., Chovatia, M., Grimwood, J., Jenkins, B., J?terbock, A., Mraz, A., Stam, W.T., Tice, H., Bornberg-Bauer, E., Green, P.J., Pearson, G.A., Procaccini, G., Duarte, C.M., Schmutz, J., Reusch, T.B.H., Van de Peer, Y. (2016) The genome of the seagrass Zostera marina reveals angiosperm adaptation to the sea. Nature 530(7590):331-5.

(4) Blanc-Mathieu, R., Verhelst, B., Derelle, E., Rombauts, S., Bouget, F.-Y., Carre, W., Château, A., Eyre-Walker, A., Grimsley, N., Moreau, H., Piegu, B., Rivals, E., Schackwitz, W., Van de Peer, Y., Piganeau, G. (2014) An improved genome of the model marine alga Ostreococcus tauri unfolds by assessing Illumina de novo assemblies. BMC Genomics 15:1103.

(3) Verhelst, B., Van de Peer, Y., Rouzé, P. (2013) The complex intron landscape and massive intron invasion in a picoeukaryote provides insights into intron evolution. Genome Biol. Evol. 5(12):2393-401.

(2) Vandepoele, K., Van Bel, M., Richard, G., Van Landeghem, S., Verhelst, B., Moreau, H., Van de Peer, Y., Grimsley, N., Piganeau, G. (2013) pico-PLAZA, a genome database of microbial photosynthetic eukaryotes. Environ. Microbiol. 15(8):2147-53.

(1) Moreau, H., Verhelst, B., Couloux, A., Derelle, E., Rombauts, S., Grimsley, N., Van Bel, M., Poulain, J., Katinka, M., Hohmann-Marriott, M., Piganeau, G., Rouzé, P., Da Silva, C., Wincker, P., Van de Peer, Y., Vandepoele, K. (2012) Gene functionalities and genome structure in Bathycoccus prasinos reflect cellular specializations at the base of the green lineage . Genome Biol. 13, R74.

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