Konrad Lohse, PI
We are interested in understanding how recent, population level processes have shaped sequence variation in genomes. Our research combines the development of statistical methods for estimating population history from genomic data with empirical work on speciation and community evolution in a variety of (mainly) Insect systems including, desert flies, high alpine beetles parasitoid wasps and butterflies.
William Walton, PhD student
My PhD focuses on developing new methods for detecting recent selective sweeps from from sequence data. I want to to find out how a species' ecology influences the strength of positive selection it experiences. I am analysing whole genome data to to investigate the selective signatures on candidate gene families in fruit flies and across a co-evolving guild of parasitoid wasps.
Hannes Becher, PhD student
I am a visiting PhD student from Richard Nichols' lab at QMUL in London working on a grasshopper hybrid zone. Among other things, I am interested in how population genetics interlinks with biogeography and in the behaviour of emerging sex chromosomes. My PhD includes field, lab, and computer work. I use methods and techniques such as microscopy, fluorescent in situ hybridisation, analysis of genomic and transcriptome sequencing data as well as modelling in R and python. My personal home page is here: https://hannesbecher.github.io
Former lab members
Magnus Clarke, MSc student (now PhD, Sheffield)
Alberto Carmagnini, MSc student (now PhD, QMUL)
Jack Hearn, Bioinformatician (now Postdoc, Edinburgh)
© Copyright: Darren Obbard (Drosophila mojavensis), Graham Stone (oak gall Biorhiza pallida), and Matthias Muller (Lago Verobbio).