Magne Friberg – new Associate Senior Lecturer

I am a recently started Associate Senior Lecturer in the unit of Biodiversity. I was an undergraduate student in Lund some 15 years ago, and it feels exciting to be back again after pit stops at Stockholm University (PhD-studies), University of California, Santa Cruz (post-doc) and Uppsala University (Assistant Professor).

In our research group, we study the processes that have made plants and plant-feeding insects two of the most diverse and abundant groups of organisms on earth. Much of our current research involves the evolution of plant signals, and ecological and evolutionary responses to these signals by associated insects. Please see the research group web page for more info. In my spare time, I do not watch as many birds as I would like to, and I do not play as much sports as I would need. I am a descent racquet-sport player (tennis/squash/badminton) in need of new sparring partners. For research-, birding-, or sports-related inquiries, please contact me: magne.friberg@biol.lu.se

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Anna Runemark is back as a researcher

I have just returned to work as a researcher at the Evolutionary Ecology unit
after post doctoral studies at the University of Oslo. I am an evolutionary
biologist/genomicist with a broad interest in speciation and how new diversity
within and between species arises. I also find the role of biogeography for the
faith of diversity interesting, and have been working extensively on island
biogeography. I did my PhD here at the Department of Biology, working on population
divergence and island biogeography of an island endemic lizard species, and my
post doctoral work has been on variation and constraints on diversity arising
from hybridization, with a focus on genomics.

I am currently starting up a study system on host plant driven speciation in the
fly Tephritis conura infesting different thistle species. I am interested in
for instance how host shifts and host expansions affect variation at the
phenotypic and genomic level, and how associations between genomically unlinked
phenotypic characters arise.

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Hampus Petrén – new PhD student

Hej! My name is Hampus Petrén and I just started as a PhD student at the
Biodiversity unit. I did my bachelors and masters studies at Uppsala university,
as well as the first year of my PhD.

Now however I am excited to continue my PhD studies at Lund university. My
supervisor, Magne Friberg, started a position here and I decided to come along.
My research revolves around plant mating systems, floral traits and plant-insect
interactions. More specifically, I study different European populations of the
alpine plant Arabis alpina to investigate how floral signals, such as flower
morphology and floral scent, vary between self-compatible and self-incompatible
population, and how such variation affects/is affected by interactions with insects.

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10 år från idé till färdig bok

Idag var det boksläpp för Bengt Olle Bengtssons och Torbjörn Sälls bok Understanding Population Genetics. Författarna bjöd på förfriskningar och tilltugg i Biologihuset för Läs mer

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Stressade växter och flyttande fåglar

Blå hallen var nästan full på terminens första Tandem talk med Olivier Van Aken och Staffan Bensch som Läs mer

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Minnesanteckningar från FUNs möte den 7/9 -17

Den 7 september hade forskarutbildningsnämnden möte. Då diskuterades bland annat visionsmötet, BLAM 2018, antagningsordningen, allmänna studieplanen och studierektorsskapet. Läs mer i minnesanteckningarna från mötet (pdf).

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Dagordning för styrelsemötet den 20/9 -17

Den 20 september klockan 13.15 har institutionsstyrelsen möte i Synpunkten i Biologihus B. Följande står på dagordningen:

  1. Mötet öppnas
  2. Protokolljusterare utses
  3. Fastställande av dagordningen
  4. Föregående mötes protokoll (bil.)
  5. Anhållan om tillsvidareanställning:
    • Forskningsingenjör,100% (bil.)
    • Luigi Gentile, forskare 100% (bil.)
    • Maja Tarka, forskare 100% (bil.)
    • Michael Tobler, projektkoordinator 50% (bil.)
  6. Halvårsbokslut och prognos
    • Biologiska institutionen, exklusive Biologiska museet (bil.)
    • Biologiska museet (bil.)
  7. Information
    • Läraranställningar
    • Kartläggning och analys av myndighetskapital 2017
  8. Eventuellt övrigt
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Protokoll från styrelsemötet 31/5 -17

Institutionsstyrelsen hade möte den 31 maj. Då diskuterades bland annat anställningsärenden, kvartalsbokslut, budget och jämställdhetsplan. Läs mer i protokollet från mötet (pdf).

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Tobias Hartman – new intern

I am a 22 year old from the Netherlands. My research interests mostly focus on
evolutionary biology, taxonomy and systematics. I am currently doing the Master
specialisation “Evolution, Biodiversity and Conservation” at the University of
Leiden. My second year of this Master consists of a research project here at the
University of Lund concerning a multiplex PCR approach on unresolved
relationships of moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) under the supervision of Niklas
Wahlberg and co-supervision of Hamid Ghanavi.

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Humberto Itriago – new PhD student

Hello to everyone reading this blog. My name is Humberto Itriago, I am a 24 years old and come from Caracas, Venezuela. I recently graduated from Simón Bolívar University’s Biology degree and within the program I have gathered knowledge from different areas of biology but focused in Molecular Biology studies, having my Master’s dissertation in Telomere Biology. I will now continue my studies working with Docent Marita Cohn (Molecular Cell Biology Unit, Genetics Group) in different projects related to the maintenance of yeast telomeres and the genetic requirements for alternative lengthening of telomeres.

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