Welcome!

Welcome to the former web page of the Bank lab at the Gulbenkian Science Institute. Both the lab is in the process of moving to the University of Bern in Switzerland, becoming the Division of Theoretical Ecology and Evolution, and this website is in the process of moving to github under the domain https://banklab.github.io/. See you there!

In the meantime, please also check out our open postdoc position!

Pre-pandemic Lab News Ticker



06/02/2020 Claudia is a keynote speaker at Biology20 in Fribourg, Switzerland
10/10/2019 Claudia gives a talk at the Predicting Evolution Workshop at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, The Netherlands
07/10/2019 Davide presents a poster at the Predicting Evolution Workshop at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, The Netherlands
25/09/2019 Hermina gives a talk at the 23rd Evolutionary Biology Meeting in Marseilles, France
09/09/2019 Claudia gives a talk at the EMBO Evolution Workshop at [BC]2 in Basel, Switzerland
01/09/2019 Welcome to our new postdoc, Davide Cusseddu!
01/09/2019 Welcome to our sabbatical visitors — Alex Wong, Lila Fishman, and Amanda MacFarlane — who will be staying with us until the end of the year.
23/08/2019 Alex presents a poster at the at the XVIIth Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) in Turku, Finland
23/08/2019 Inês gives a talk at the at the XVIIth Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) in Turku, Finland
16/08/2019 A new paper from our collaboration with Tim Cooper and his colleagues is now online in Evolution: Environment changes epistasis to alter trade‐offs along alternative evolutionary paths.
05/08/2019 Welcome to Dinis Seward, who is joining the lab for a month-long summer internship.
23/07/2019 Claudia gives a talk at the SMBE 2019 Meeting in Manchester, UK
20/07/2019 Welcome to our new postdoc, Li Juan!
08/07/2019 André and Claudia participate in the program From Molecular Basis to Predictability and Control of Evolution at the Nordita Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. A great opportunity to meet up with some of our PREPARE grant collaborators!
24/06/2019 Hermina presents a poster at Evolution in Providence, Rhode Island, USA
04/06/2019 Alex gives a talk at the 39th Petit Pois Déridé in Gif-sur-Yvette, France
01/06/2019 Congrats to Chris, who was accepted in the IGC PhD Program, where he will begin his studies in September.
28/05/2019 Seminar by our visitor Mark Kirkpatrick from the University of Texas at Austin
24/05/2019 Welcome to Vedanth Sriram, who is joining the lab for a two-month-long summer internship.
24/05/2019 Seminar by our visitor Molly Schumer from Stanford University, California
23/05/2019 Claudia gives a talk at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France
22/05/2019 Claudia speaks at the Meeting From germline mutation to speciation at the Collège de France in Paris
01/05/2019 Welcome to André Amado, who is joining the lab as a postdoc.
14/04/2019 Check out our new preprint on the non-adaptive evolution of inversions, led by Emma & Alex: Muller’s Ratchet and the Long-Term Fate of Chromosomal Inversions. Feedback welcome!
01/04/2019 Claudia is awarded the 2019 Allan Wilson Junior Award for Independent Research from the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
19/03/2019 Claudia participates in the EMBO lab leadership course in Heidelberg, Germany
14/03/2019 Claudia gives a talk at the X JNCB ’19 in Aveiro, Portugal
05/03/2019 A new preprint from our collaboration with Isabel Gordo’s lab is now online: Low Mutational Load Allows for High Mutation Rate Variation in Gut Commensal Bacteria.
04/03/2019 A new paper from our collaboration with M.P. Soares’ lab is now published in PNAS: Renal Control of Disease Tolerance To Malaria.
01/03/2019 Welcome to Christian Diwo, who is a biomimetic engineer and who is joining the lab for an internship.
21/01/2019 Claudia gives a talk at the Department of Theoretical Biology at the University of Vienna, Austria
10/01/2019 The lab is at the IGC retreat in Vimeiro, where Alex gives a talk
08/01/2019 Seminar by our visitor Denis Bourguet one of the co-founders of The “Peer Community in” (PCI)
06/01/2019 Our review on fitness landscape theory, led by Inês, is now published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution: Evolution in the light of fitness landscape theory
04/01/2019 Seminar by our visitor Emily Jane McTavish from UC Merced in California