Prof. Daniel Croll


2017 - Assistant Professor, University of Neuchâtel

2015-2016 Group leader (Oberassistent), ETH Zurich

2013-2014 SNSF Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada

2010-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, ETH Zurich



2009 PhD, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

2003 MSc Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland


Selected recent publications

Hartmann FE, Croll D. Distinct Trajectories of Massive Recent Gene Gains and Losses in Populations of a Microbial Eukaryotic Pathogen. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2017. in press.

Hartmann FE, Sanchez-Vallet  A, McDonald BA, Croll D. A fungal wheat pathogen evolved host specialization by extensive chromosomal rearrangements. 2017. The ISME Journal. 11 1189–1204.

Mohd-Assaad N, McDonald BA, Croll D. Multi-locus resistance evolution to azole fungicides in fungal plant pathogen populations. 2016. Molecular Ecology. 25: 6124–6142.

Plissonneau C, Stürchler A, Croll D. The evolution of orphan regions in genomes of a fungal pathogen of wheat. 2016. mBio. 7 (5):e01231-16.

Croll D, Lendenmann MH, Stewart E, McDonald BA. Impact of recombination hotspots on genome evolution of a fungal plant pathogen. 2015. Genetics. 201 (3): 1213-1228.

Grossen C, Keller L, Biebach I, The International Goat Genome Consortium, Croll D. Introgression from domestic goat generated variation at the major histocompatibility complex of Alpine ibex. 2014. PLOS Genetics 10(6): e1004438

Croll D, Zala M, McDonald BA. Breakage-fusion-bridge cycles and large insertions contribute to the rapid evolution of accessory chromosomes in a fungal pathogen. 2013. PLOS Genetics 9 (6):e1003567.

Croll D, McDonald BA. The accessory genome as a cradle for adaptive evolution in pathogens. 2012. PLOS Pathogens 8 (4): e1002608.

Torriani SFF, Stukenbrock EH, Brunner PC, McDonald BA, Croll D. Evidence for Extensive Recent Intron Transposition in Closely Related Fungi. 2011. Current Biology 21: 2017-2022.



Prof. Daniel Croll

(Head Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics)

Institute of Biology

University of Neuchâtel


Rue Emile-Argand 11

CH-2000 Neuchâtel


Office: D317

Phone: +41 (0) 32 718 23 30
Email: daniel.croll@unine.ch

Twitter: @danielcroll
Web: http://www.pathogen-genomics.org