Martin Johnsson

Education

2011-2015: PhD student in Genetics, IFM Biology, Linköping University.
Thesis topic: Genomics of chicken domestication and feralisation
Supervisor: Dominic Wright

2010: Research assistant, IFM Biology, Linköping University

2010: MSc in Engineering Biology, Linköping University

Employment

2016-2017: Postdoc, IFM Biology, Linköping University

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

2016: Johnsson M, Gering E, Willis P, Lopez S, Van Dorp L, Hellenthal G, Henriksen R, Friberg U, Wright D. Feralisation targets different genomic loci to domestication in the chicken. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12950

2016: Fallahsharoudi A, de Kock N, Johnsson M, Bektic L, Ubhayasekera SJKA, Bergquist J, Wright D, Jensen P. Genetic and targeted eQTL mapping reveals strong candidate genes modulating the stress response during chicken domestication. G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics. doi: 10.1534/g3.116.037721

2016: Henriksen R, Johnsson M, Andersson L, Jensen P, Wright D. The domesticated brain: genetics of brain mass and brain structure in an avian species. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/srep34031

2016: Jensen P, Person ME, Wright D, Johnsson M, Sundman A-S, Roth LSV. The genetics of how dogs became our social allies. Current directions in psychological science. doi: 10.1177/0963721416657050

2016: Sundman A-S, Johnsson M, Wright D, Jensen P. Similar recent selection criteria associated with different behavioural effects in two dog breeds. Genes, Brain and Behavior. doi: 10.1111/gbb.12317

2016: Bélteky J, Agnvall B, Johnsson M, Wright D, Jensen P. Domestication and tameness: brain gene expression in red junglefowl selected for less fear of humans suggests effects on reproduction and immunology. Royal Society Open Science. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160033

2016: Johnsson M, Williams M, Jensen P, Wright D. Genetical Genomics of Behavior: A Novel Chicken Genomic Model for Anxiety Behavior. Genetics doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.179010.

2016: Johnsson M, Jonsson KB, Andersson L, Jensen P, Wright D. Quantitative Trait Locus and Genetical Genomics Analysis Identifies Putatively Causal Genes for Fecundity and Brooding in the Chicken. G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics doi: 10.1534/g3.115.024299

2015: Fallahsharoudi A, de Kock N, Johnsson M, Ubhayasekera SJKA, Bergquist J, Wright D, Jensen P. Domestication Effects on Stress Induced Steroid Secretion and Adrenal Gene Expression in Chickens. Scientific Reports doi: 10.1038/srep15345

2015: Johnsson M, Jonsson KB, Andersson L, Jensen P, Wright D. Genetic regulation of bone metabolism in the chicken: similarities and differences to mammalian systems. PLOS Genetics. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005250

2015: Persson ME, Roth LSV, Johnsson M, Wright D, Jensen P.Human-directed social behaviour in dogs shows significant heritability. Genes, Brain and Behavior. doi: 10.1111/gbb.12194

2015: Gering E, Johnsson M, Willis P, Getty T, Wright D. Mixed ancestry and admixture in Kauai’s feral chickens: invasion of domestic genes into ancient Red Junglefowl reservoirs. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.13096

2014: Johnsson M, Rubin C-J, Höglund A, Sahlqvist A-S, Jonsson KB, Kerje S, Ekwall O, Kämpe O, Andersson L, Jensen P Wright D. The role of pleiotropy and linkage in genes affecting a sexual ornament and bone allocation in the chicken. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.12723

2012: Johnsson M, Gustafson I, Rubin C-J, Sahlqvist A-S, Jonsson KB, Kerje S, Ekwall O, Kämpe O, Andersson L, Jensen P Wright D. A sexual ornament in chickens is affected by pleiotropic alleles at HAO1 and BMP2, selected during domestication. PLOS Genetics. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002914

2012: Nätt D, Rubin C-J, Wright D, Johnsson M, Beltéky J, Andersson L, Jensen P. Heritable genome-wide variation of gene expression and promoter methylation between wild and domesticated chickens. BMC Genomics. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-13-59

Book chapter

2015: Johnsson, M. The Genomics of Sexual Ornaments, Gene Identification and Pleiotropy. In: Pontarotti Ed. Evolutionary Biology: Biodiversification from Genotype to Phenotype. Springer International Publishing. pp. 19-34.

Grants

2016: Mobility starting grant for young researchers. The Swedish Research Council Formas.

2016: Den molekylära grunden för ett sexuellt ornament hos höns: genreglerande varianter i comb1. Längmanska kulturfonden.

2015: Den molekylära grunden för kvantitativa egenskaper – studier av ett locus som påverkar kamstorlek hos höns. Lars Hiertas minnesfond.

Conference participation

2016: “Genomics of feralisation and admixture in the chicken”, Swedish Bioinformatics Workshop, Linköping, Sweden. Talk.

2016: “Genetical genomics of domestication traits in the chicken”, Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseille, Marseille, France. Talk.

2016: “Genetical genomics of chicken domestication traits”, Evolution in Sweden 2016, Lund, Sweden. Poster.

2015: “Signatures of selection in an admixed feral chicken population”, European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Lausanne, Switzerland. Talk.

2015: “Genetical genomics of fearful behaviours under chicken domestication”, International Behavior and Neural Genetics Society, Uppsala, Sweden. Poster.

2014: “Quantitative trait genes for open field behaviour under chicken domestication”, Evolution in Sweden 2014, Uppsala, Sweden. Poster.

2014: “Genetical genomics of chicken comb size and pleiotropy with bone allocation”, Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseille, Marseille, France. Talk.

2013: “Quantitative trait genes for fearful behaviour in an intercross of wild and domestic chickens!”, Genetics of Adaptation, Uppsala, Sweden. Poster.

2013: “Quantitative trait genes for fearful behaviour under chicken domestication”, European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Lisbon, Portugal. Poster.

2012: “QTL mapping of behaviour and gene expression in an advanced intercross of wild and domestic chickens”, International Conference of Quantitative Genetics, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Poster.

2011: “Behavioural QTL and brain eQTL mapping in an intercross of wild and domestic chickens”, European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Tübingen, Germany. Poster.

Research experience

2016-February 2016: Postdoc, Linköping University, Genetical genomics of chicken liver and growth.

2011-2015: PhD student, Linköping University Genetical genomics of chicken behaviour, brain, comb and bone. Bioinformatic and population genomic analysis of massively parallel resequencing data. Quantitative genetics of dog behaviour.

2010: Research assistant, Linköping University Gene expression analysis of the chicken comb

2010: Masters student, Linköping University DNA methylation analysis by means of high resolution melting

Teaching experience

2011-2016: Linköping University
Cell biology, laboratory course and lectures (cell structure, microscopy, basic cell biology concepts, and laboratory practices). (390 hours) Molecular genetics, laboratory course (DNA isolation, PCR, gel elecrophoresis, transformation). (300 hours)
Gene expression analysis, laboratory course (RNA isolation, quantitative real time PCR, Northern blot). (110 hours)
Communicating science, seminars and graduation symposium (poster and oral presentations, scheduling of reviewer sessions, organization of symposum). (400 hours)
Ethology, lectures on behaviour genetics (19 hours)
Introduction to R, seminars in PhD course.

Service to profession

2016: Reviewed papers for journals G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics, Genetics Selection Evolution, and PLOS ONE.