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 Yannick wins the annual prize for best MSc thesis from the Association of Alumni of the Leuven Brewing Schools....

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 Ksenia's paper on regulatory network evolution published in Nature Communications! Click for link to full paper....

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Our applied research mentioned in the New York Times science section, as well as in Popular Mechanics!   ...

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Publications

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Selected publications

  • J.F. Christiaens, L.M. Franco, T.L. Cools, L. De Meester, J. Michiels, T. Wenseleers, B.A. Hassan, E. Yaksi and K.J.Verstrepen (2014). The fungal aroma gene ATF1 promotes dispersal of yeast cells through insect vectors.Cell Rep. 9: 1-8. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2014.09.009 (IF: New Journal, Expected IF > 10). link to full text and PDF


  • K. Pougach, A. Voet, F.A. Kondrashov, K. Voordeckers, J.F. Christiaens, B. Baying, V. Benes, R. Sakai, J. Aerts, B. Zhu, P. Van Dijck and K.J. Verstrepen (2014). Duplication of a promiscuous transcription factor drives the emergence of a new regulatory network. Nature Communications 5: 4868. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5868 (IF 10.7). link to full text and PDF

  • J. Steensels, K.J. Verstrepen. (2014). Taming wild yeast: potential of conventional and nonconventional yeasts in industrial fermentations. Annu Rev Microbiol. 68: 61-80. (IF 12.9). link to full text and PDF

  • J. Steensels, T. Snoek, E. Meersman, M. Picca Nicolino, K. Voordeckers, and K.J. Verstrepen (2014). Improving industrial yeast strains: exploiting natural and artificial diversity. Fems Microbiol. Rev. 38:947-995. doi: 10.1111/1574-6976.12073 (IF 13.2). link to full text and PDF


  • J. Steensels, E. Meersman, T.Snoek, V. Saels, K.J. Verstrepen (2014). Large-scale selection and breeding to generate industrial yeasts with superior aroma production. Appl Environ Microbiol. (IF 3.9). link to full text and PDF

  • A.M. New, B. Cerulus, S.K. Govers, G. Perez-Samper, B. Zhu, S. Boogmans, J. Xavier, and K.J. Verstrepen (2014). Different levels of cataboliterepression optimize growth in stable and variable environments. PLoS Biology 12(1): e1001764. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001764. (IF 12.7). link to full text and PDF

  • J. Duitama, A. Zablotskaya, R. Gemayel, A. Jansen, S. Belet, J. Vermeesch, K.J. Verstrepen, and G. Froyen (2014). Large-scale analysis of tandem repeat variability in the human genome. Nucleic Acids Res 42: 5728-5741. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku212 (IF 8.3). link to full text and PDF

  • K. Voordeckers, C.A. Brown, K. Vanneste, E. van der Zande, A. Voet, S. Maere, and K.J. Verstrepen (2012). Reconstruction of ancestral maltase enzymes reveals molecular mechanisms underlying evolutionary innovation through gene duplication. PLoS Biology 10(12): e1001446 (IF 12.7). link to full text and PDF


  • B. Deplancke and K.J. Verstrepen (2012). Variable outcome of mutations. Science 335: 44-45. (IF: 31.4). link to full text and PDF

  • J.F. Christiaens, S.E. Van Mulders, J.Duitama, C.A. Brown, M.G. Ghequire, L. De Meester, J. Michiels, T. Wenseleers, K. Voordeckers, and K.J. Verstrepen (2012). Functional divergence of gene duplicates through ectopic recombination. EMBO Rep. 13(12):1145-1151 doi: 10.1038/embor.2012.157 (IF 7.4). link to full text and PDF

  • S.F. Undurraga, M.O. Press, M. Legendre, N. Bujdoso, J. Bale, H. Wang, S.J. Davis, K.J. Verstrepen, and C. Queitsch (2012). Background-dependent effects of polyglutamine variation in the A. thaliana gene ELF3. PNAS 109: 193636-19367 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1211021109 (IF 9.7).link to full text and PDF

  • K. Voordeckers, D. De Maeyer, E. van der Zande, M.D. Vinces, W. Meert, L. Cloots, O. Ryan, K. Marchal and K.J. Verstrepen (2012). Identification of a complex genetic network underlying Saccharomyces cerevisiae colony morphology. Molecular Microbiology 86: 225-239 (IF: 5.1). link to full text and PDF

  • E. Aslankoohi, K. Voordeckers, H. Sun, A. Sanchez-Rodriguez, E. van der Zande, K. Marchal and K.J. Verstrepen (2012). Nucleosomes affect local transformation efficiency. Nucleic Acids Res.doi: 10.1093/nar/gks777 (IF: 8.0). link to full text and PDF

  • A. Jansen and K.J. Verstrepen (2011). Nucleosome positioning in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. MMBR 75:301-320 doi: 10.1128/MMBR.00046-10 (IF: 12.6). link to full text and PDF

  • C.A. Brown, A.W. Murray, and K.J. Verstrepen (2010). Rapid expansion and functional divergence of subtelomeric gene families in yeasts. Current Biology 20: 895-903 (IF: 11). link to full text and PDF

  • R. Gemayel, M.D. Vinces, M.Legendre, and K.J. Verstrepen (2010). Variable tandem repeats accelerate evolution of coding and regulatory sequences. Ann. Rev. Genetics 445-477 doi: 10.1146/annurev-genet-072610-155046 (IF: 13.2). link to full text and PDF

  • M. Vinces, M. Legendre, M. Caldara, M. Hagihara and K.J. Verstrepen (2009). Unstable tandem repeats in promoters confer transcriptional evolvability. Science 324: 1213-1216 (IF: 28.1). link to full text and PDF

  • S. Smukalla, M. Caldara, N. Pochet, A. Beauvais, S. Guadagnini, C. Yan, M.D. Vinces, A. Jansen, M.C Prevost, J.P. Latgé, G.R. Fink, K.R. Foster and K.J. Verstrepen (2008). FLO1 is a variable green beard gene that drives biofilm-like cooperation in budding yeast. Cell 135: 726-737(IF: 31.2). link to full text and PDF

  • O.J. Rando and K.J. Verstrepen (2007). Timescales of genetic and epigenetic inheritance. Cell 128, 655-68 (IF 31.2). link to full text and PDF

  • M. Legendre, N. Pochet, T. Pak and K.J. Verstrepen (2007). Sequence-based estimation of minisatellite and microsatellite repeats variability. Genome Research 17: 1787-1796 (IF 11.2). link to full text and PDF

  • K.J. Verstrepen, A. Jansen, F.Lewitter and G.R. Fink (2005). Intragenic repeats generate functional variability. Nature Genetics 37: 986-990 (IF: 26.5). link to full text and PDF


  • K.J. Verstrepen, T.B. Reynolds and G.R. Fink (2004). Origins of variation in the fungal cell surface. Nature Microbiol. Rev. 2: 533-540. (IF: 16.1).link to full text and PDF