Research interests

Current projects

  • Parallel adaptation to environment in North American Arabidopsis lyrata
  • Pleistocene evolutionary history of Arabidopsis lyrata
  • Phylogenomics of Swiss Brassicaceae
  • Education and professional experience

Education and professional experience

since 11/2016 Universiy of Basel, Postdoctoral researcher
2012 - 2016
PhD student at the University of Heidelberg (graduated summa cum laude)
2010 - 2012 Master in Molecular Biosciences at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, major in Ecology and Evolution
2007 - 2010 Bachelor in Biology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany


Hohmann N, Wolf EM, Rigault P, Zhou W, Kiefer M, Zhao Y, Fu CX, Koch MA (2018) Ginkgo biloba's footprint of dynamic Pleistocene history dates back only 390,000 years ago. BMC genomics 19:299

Novikova PY, Hohmann N, Van der Peer Y (2018) Polyploid Arabidopsis species originated around recent glaciation maxima. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 42:8-15

Hohmann N, Koch MA (2017) An Arabidopsis introgression zone studied at high spatio-temporal resolution: interglacial and multiple genetic contact exemplified using whole nuclear and plastid genomes. BMC Genomics 2017; 18:810

Jacquemin J, Hohmann N, Buti M, Selvaggi A, Müller T, Koch MA, Schmid KJ (2016) Levels and patterns of genetic diversity between two closely related endemic Arabidopsis species. bioRxiv: 048785

Novikova PYu, Hohmann N, Nizhynska V, Lanz C, Tsuchimatsu T, Muir G, Guggisberg A, Paape T, Schmid K, Fedorenko OM, Holm S, Säll T, Schlötterer C, Marhold K, Widmer A, Sese J, Shimizu KK, Weigel D, Krämer U, Koch MA, Nordborg M (2016) Sequencing of the genus Arabidopsis reveals a complex history of non-bifurcating speciation and abundant trans-specific polymorphism. Nature Genetics 2016; 48(9):1077-1082

Hohmann N, Wolf EM, Lysak MA, Koch MA (2015) A time-calibrated road map of Brassicaceae species radiation and evolutionary history. The Plant Cell 09/2015; 27(10). DOI:10.1105/tpc.15.00482

Muir G, Ruiz-Duarte P, Hohmann N, Mable BK, Novikova P, Schmickl R, Guggisberg A, Koch MA (2015) Exogenous selection rather than cytonuclear incompatibilities shapes asymmetrical fitness of reciprocal Arabidopsis hybrids. Ecology and Evolution 03/2015; 5(8). DOI:10.1002/ece3.1474

Hohmann N, Schmickl R, Chiang T-Y, Lucanová M, Kolár F, Marhold K, Koch MA (2014) Taming the wild: resolving the gene pools of non-model Arabidopsis lineages. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10/2014; 14(1):224. DOI:10.1186/s12862-014-0224-x


Dr. Nora Hohmann

University of Basel
Department of Environmental Sciences
Plant Ecology and Evolution
Schönbeintrasse 6
CH-4056 Basel

+41 61 207 59 98