(2021-01-18) – Welcome Panagiotis, new PhD student in the lab!

On Monday January 18th, 2021, Panagiotis-Ioannis Zervakis started as a new PhD student in the lab. Panagiotis will be working on supergene and plant mating system evolution in a Swedish Research Council funded project. Welcome!

(2020-10-15) – Paper accepted!

The paper “The genome of Draba nivalis shows signatures of adaptation to the extreme environmental stresses of the Arctic” resulting from a collaboration with the Natural History Museum at University of Oslo is now accepted in Molecular Ecology resources! Thanks for a great collaboration and congratulations to all coauthors!

(2020-09-17) – Open researcher position in the ERC project SuperGenE

We have an open position for a researcher within the ERC project SuperGenE. For more information on the position and how to apply, see Opportunities.

(2020-09-04) – Open PhD student position

We have an opening for a 4-year PhD student position as part of a Swedish Research Council funded project on supergene evolution – more information here.

(2020-07-16) – Paper accepted in Current Biology

A paper to which we contributed as collaborators, led by Prof. Lars Ostergaard at the John Innes Centre, is now accepted in Current Biology. Big congrats to all coauthors!

Dong Y, Majda M, Šimura J, Horvath R, Srivastava AK, Łangowski Ł, Eldridge T, Stacey N, Slotte T, Sadanandom A, Ljung K, Smith RS, Ostergaard L. 2020. HEARTBREAK controls post-translational modification of INDEHISCENT to regulate fruit morphology in Capsella. Current Biology, In press.

(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.