(2020-05-15) – Congratulations Dr Jörg Bachmann!

On May 15th, 2020, Jörg Bachmann successfully defended his PhD thesis “Evolutionary consequences of dominance at the Brassicaceae self-incompatibility locus“. Congratulations Dr Bachmann!!!

(2020-05-08) – Congratulations Dr Robert Horvath!

On May 8th, 2020, Robert Horvath successfully defended his PhD thesis “Population genomic analyses of regulatory variation and selection in Brassicaceae species“. Opponent was Prof. Matthew Webster from Uppsala University. Congratulations Dr Horvath!!!

(2020-04-21) – Paper out by Xuyue Yang!

Xuyue’s paper on differential expression of immune genes in beetles with different responses to parasitoid attack has just been accepted in Genome Biology and Evolution. Full reference below. Big congrats Xuyue!!!

Yang X, Fors L, Slotte T, Theopold U, Binzer-Panchal M, Wheat CW, Hambäck P. 2020. Differential expression of immune genes between two closely related beetle species with different immunocompetence following attack by Asecodes parviclavaGenome Biology and Evolution, In press. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evaa075

(2019-11-14) – Visit by Dr. Åsa Lankinen

On November 14th and 15th, Dr. Åsa Lankinen from the Swedish Agricultural University in Alnarp is visiting DEEP and the Slotte lab at Stockholm University. On Friday November 15th at 1 pm she will give a talk entitled “Sexual selection and conflict in a mixed-mating herb” in Vivi Täckholmsalen.

(2019-10-31) – Swedish Research Council funding to the Slotte lab!

The project “The role of structural variation for the origin and evolution of a classic supergene” with Tanja Slotte as PI was funded by the Swedish Research Council for four years, starting in 2020. More information at the Swedish Research Council website.

(2019-10-24) – Welcome Alireza Foroozani, new postdoc in the ERC project!

Today Alireza Foroozani started his position as a postdoctoral fellow in the Slotte lab at Stockholm University. Reza will be working on the ERC project on distyly and supergene evolution in Linum. Welcome Reza!

(2019-10-17) – New group member in the lab!

Today Dr. Aleksandra Losvik joined us – she will be working as a research engineer in the Slotte lab. Welcome Aleksandra!

(2019-09-05) – News report on our recent study on linked selection

There is a nice writeup on our recent paper on linked selection (Mattila et al. 2019) here. The piece is also included in the latest SciLifeLab newsletter.

(2019-07-03) – Paper accepted!

Our paper “Impact of demography on linked selection in two outcrossing Brassicaceae species” resulting from a collaboration with Outi Savolainen’s group, is now accepted in Ecology & Evolution. Congratulations to all coauthors!

Mattila TM*, Laenen B, Horvath R, Hämälä T, Savolainen O, Slotte T*. 2019. Impact of demography on linked selection in two outcrossing Brassicaceae species. Ecology and Evolution, in press. * Corresponding authors

(2019-06-20) – Capsella S-locus paper accepted in New Phytologist

Our paper on the loss of self-incompatibility in the crucifer species Capsella orientalis has now been accepted for publication in New Phytologist. Many thanks to all coauthors for all your work on this!

Bachmann JA, Tedder A, Laenen B, Fracassetti M, Désamoré A, Lafon-Placette C, Steige KA, Callot C, Marande W, Neuffer B, Bérgès H, Köhler C, Castric V, Slotte T. 2019. Genetic basis and timing of a major mating system shift in CapsellaNew Phytologist, In press.