Dr. Tetyana Tsykun
In general, I'm interested in research that targets questions of phytopathology using methods of molecular ecology and evolution. Particularly my research experience includes population genetics, phylogeny, ecology and mitogenomics of wooden pathogens and pests. I would be happy to join an interesting project which links genomics and ecology or/and phytopathology.
Currently, I’m finishing the project on invasion genetics and maternal lineages delineation from mitochondrial genomes of the wooden pest, Asian long-horned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (ALB) in Switzerland. Also, I’m looking for a next research-associated job.
Education and professional experience:
2019 - present: Research Assistant at WSL. Project: "Reconstructing the mitochondrial genome of the invasive pest Anoplophora glabripennis with high-throughput sequencing for DNA barcoding"
2016 - 2017: Research Assistant at WSL. Project: "Invasion genetics of the Asian longhorned beetle Anoplophora glabripennis (ALB) in Switzerland"
2014 - 2016: Post Doc at WSL. Project: "Population genetics of Armillaria cepistipes" (supervised by Dr. S. Prospero and Dr. D. Rigling)
2014 - 2014: Research Assistant at the Department of Ecology, Universität Kassel. Project: "Biodiversity and biotechnology study of corticioid fungi from tropical and Hessian forest ecosystems"
2006 - 2012: PhD and Scientific Assistant at the Biological faculty of Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine
1998- 2003: Bachelor and Master of Science in “Ecology”, National University of Water Management and Nature Resources Use
Tsykun T., Javal M. , Roux G., Hölling D., Prospero S. (2019, submitted to Scientific Reports). Fine-scale invasion genetics of the quarantine pest, Anoplophora glabripennis, reconstructed in single outbreaks.
Tsykun T., Burgess T., Prospero S. et al. (2019, in progress) Deciphering the worldwide invasion of the Phytophthora multivora
Javal, M.; Lombaert, E.; Tsykun, T.; Courtin, C.; Kerdelhué, C.; Prospero, S.; Roques, A.; Roux, G., 2019: Deciphering the worldwide invasion of the Asian long-horned beetle: a recurrent invasion process from the native area together with a bridgehead effect. Molecular Ecology, 28, 5: 951-967. doi: 10.1111/mec.15030
Heinzelmann, R.; Dutech, C.; Tsykun, T.; Labbé, F.; Soularue, J.; Prospero, S., 2019: Latest advances and future perspectives in Armillaria research. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 41, 1: 1-23. doi: 10.1080/07060661.2018.1558284
Klopfenstein, N.B.; Stewart, J.E.; Ota, Y.; Hanna, J.W.; Richardson, B.A.; Ross-Davis, A.L.; Elías-Román, R.D.; Korhonen, K.; Keča, N.; Iturritxa, E.; Alvarado-Rosales, D.; Solheim, H.; Brazee, N.J.; Łakomy, P.; Cleary, M.R.; Hasegawa, E.; Kikuchi, T.; Garza-Ocañas, F.; Tsopelas, P.; ... Kim, M., 2017: Insights into the phylogeny of Northern Hemisphere Armillaria: neighbor-net and Bayesian analyses of translation elongation factor 1-α gene sequences. Mycologia, 109, 1: 75-91. doi: 10.1080/00275514.2017.1286572
Tsykun, T.; Rellstab, C.; Dutech, C.; Sipos, G.; Prospero, S., 2017: Comparative assessment of SSR and SNP markers for inferring the population genetic structure of the common fungus Armillaria cepistipes. Heredity, 119, 5: 371-380. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2017.48
Tsykun, T.; Rigling, D.; Nikolaychuk, V.; Prospero, S., 2012: Diversity and ecology of Armillaria species in virgin forests in the Ukrainian Carpathians. Mycological Progress, 11, 2: 403-414. doi: 10.1007/s11557-011-0755-0
Tsykun, T.; Nikolaychuk, V.I.; Prospero, S., 2011: Characterization of Armillaria species in virgin beech forests of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve. Scientific Bulletin of the Uzhgorod University. Series Biology, 30: 38-43.
Prospero, S.; Jung, E.; Tsykun, T.; Rigling, D., 2010: Eight microsatellite markers for Armillaria cepistipes and their transferability to other Armillaria species. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 127, 2: 165-170. doi: 10.1007/s10658-010-9594-0
Tsykun, T.; Rigling, D.; Nikolaychuk, V.I.; Prospero, S., 2010: Identification and characterization of Armillaria tabescens from the Transcarpathia of Ukraine. Scientific Bulletin of the Uzhgorod University. Series Biology, 29: 195-203.