Vincent Manzanilla

Vincent Manzanilla


Position: PhD-stud., Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway


About me
Medicinal plants are the perfect bridge between evolutionary biology and my personal interests: I always have been fascinated by plant genetics, evolution and chaos. I am familiar with the broad processes and particular detail of evolution through the study of different organisms and approaches, such as insect-plant co-evolution, mitochondrial genome evolution in mushrooms, gene duplication and Legume phylogeny. A summary of my experience so far: evolution and life are always a little chaotic.


  • MSc in plant molecular evolution and phylogeny, University of Montreal
  • BSc in ecology and evolution, University of Toulouse
  • Certificate in molecular biology and biochemistry, University of Bordeaux

Why did you want to become part of MedPlant?
MedPlant network is offering exciting challenges on an innovative research in genetics, bioinformatics and medicinal plants.

What do you hope to achieve as part of MedPlant?
I hope to conduct research at different scales on medicinal plants and genetics in an international research context.

What do you hope to do after MedPlant?
With the experiences acquired through the PhD, I wish to collaborate in various challenging and international projects in molecular evolution, bioinformatics, metabarcoding and medicinal plants.