Biljana Stojković

My research focuses are evolutionary ecology and evolutionary genetics. More specifically, by using experimental evolution approach in the seed beetle Acanthoscelides obtectus my team is testing diverse evolutionary hypotheses in life-history theory, coevolutionary dynamics of nuclear and mitochondrial genomes interactions, ecological and evolutionary consequences of the host-shift process and speciation in herbivorous insects. The important perspective in our research is the analysis of the roles of phenotypic plasticity in diverse evolutionary phenomena.

Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Ana Ivanović

My main research interests are in evolution and development of cranial and postcranial skeleton, especially using morphometric methods to test functional and developmental hypotheses of modularity and morphological diversity. In collaboration with the Belgrade entomological team I am working on the congruence between genetic and morphological variation in wing shape using aphid parasitoids as a model organism. 

Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Mehmet Somel

Currently our research group is focused on ancient DNA and evolutionary genetics. This includes archaeogenomics of humans and domestic animals and population genomics. We have also done work on comparative genomics and transcriptomics, including mechanisms of brain aging, the evolution of aging, mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease, and comparative transcriptomics to study the genetic basis of adaptive and non-adaptive phenotypic change.

Department of Biological Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Peter van Tienderen

I am part of the Experimental Plant Systematics group that studies the origin and maintenance of genetic variation in plants, its relationship with the plant's breeding system, and its role in the process of adaptation. My own interests focus on adaptation and differentiation in higher plant species, in relation to their breeding system. 

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pavlos Pavlidis

My primary research goal is to understand the processes affecting the evolution of populations. Specifically, my goal is to obtain insights into the evolutionary forces that shape biodiversity. 

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology-FORTH, Heraklion, Greece

Cene Fišer

I  am studying phenotype diversity and diversification within the subterranean amphipod genus Niphargus. A part of my research is dedicated to the on-going taxonomic revision of the genus, the other part to studying mechanisms underlying its evolutionary radiation.

Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Oliver Kaltz

My research is focused on evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions. Main focus: Understanding the role of spatial structure and environmental heterogeneity in shaping epidemiological dynamics as well as the evolution of host and parasite life-history traits (resistance, virulence, mode of transmission). Approach: experimental epidemiology and (co)evolution, using the protozoan Paramecium caudatum and its bacterial parasite Holospora undulata.

University of Montpellier, France

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