Thijs Janzen 


10/01/2017 / by thijsjanzen

Thijs Janzen was born on the 3rd of March 1985 in Amsterdam. He obtained his gymnasium (Grammar school) diploma in 2003 at the Barleaus Gymnasium in Amsterdam. Thijs continued by studying biology at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG), and obtained his MSc. in 2009. After working for half a year as a research assistant, Thijs joined the COCON group at the University of Groningen as a PhD student in the summer of 2010, which resulted in his thesis “What Lies Beneath?”, which he defended on the 27th of march, 2015. In January 2015, Thijs started as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany, where he combined models and empirical data of hybridization dynamics on the genomic level in Cottus fish. At the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg Thijs has expanded his work on macro-genomic patterns of admixture in Cottus fish, during his stay there from 2017-2019. From 2019 onwards, Thijs has returned to the University of Groningen where he is employed as scientific programmer, and works on the effect of substitution models on phylogenetic inference.

Education / Work Experience

2020   Scientific Programmer, University of Groningen, Netherlands

2019 – 2020  Post Doc, University of Groningen, Netherlands

2017 – 2019 Post Doc, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg

2015 – 2016 Post Doc, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany

2010 – 2014 PhD in Biology, University of Groningen, Netherlands

2006 – 2009 Master in Biology, University of Groningen, Netherlands

2003 – 2006 Bachelor in Biology, University of Groningen, Netherlands

1997 – 2003 Grammar School, Barlaeus Gymnasium, Amsterdam, Netherlands


2013   Schure-Beijerinck-Popping Fonds: “Inferring determinants of community assembly of Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish”

2013  Gratama stichting: “De drijvende krachten in een aquatisch ecosysteem”