Ants, Bees, Genomes & Evolution

@ Queen Mary University London

Emeline and Natalia at Evolution meeting (Portland, Oregon)

The Evolution meeting took place this June in Portland, Oregon. This meeting is organised every year and is one of the largest conferences in our field.

Creating their schedule from an incredibly rich program of up to 13 parallel sessions, Natalia and Emeline caught up with the latest on social systems, genomics and evolutionary stories. They also participated in the conference:

  • Emeline presented the results of her first year of PhD on the genomics of the socially polymorphic ant species Pheidole pallidula
  • Natalia gave a talk on the DNA methylation on bees. This was the final presentation before her PhD viva. We are very happy to congratulate her on successfully defending her thesis - congratulations Dr Natalia Araujo!

The meeting was a wonderful occasion to catch up with collaborators and presenting the Wurmlab research to this (mainly) North American audience. Next year, Evolution will join ESEB in Montpellier (France), for a joint meeting.


July 10, 2017