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22/10/2018 Hermina and Inês are co-organizers of the conference Microbial Eco-evolutionary Dynamics here at the IGC. Registration is still open!
17/10/2018 Claudia is a keynote speaker at the International SPP Meeting on Rapid evolutionary adaptation in Kiel, Germany
11/10/2018 Inês is a co-organizer of the ENBE XIV in Lisbon, Portugal
19/08/2018 The lab will be represented at Evolution/ESEB 2018 with an invited talk by Claudia, two contributed talks by Alex and Inês, and two posters by Hermina and Marco. We are also organizing a symposium on fitness landscape theory. See you in Montpellier!

27/07/2018 Claudia is awarded a 2018 ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council
23/07/2018 Inês and Alex give talks at the ECMTB 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal
18/07/2018 Claudia is featured in the New Faculty Profiles of the Society for the Study of Evolution
12/07/2018 Claudia is an invited speaker at SMBE 2018 in Yokohama, Japan
08/06/2018 Inês’ new paper in EPL is out: Playing evolution in the laboratory: From the first major evolutionary transition to global warming.
03/06/2018 Inês’ and Claudia’s preprint recommendation of Lenormand et al., 2018, bioRxiv is online via Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology
01/05/2018 Alex’ new paper in Genetics is out: The Limits to Parapatric Speciation II: Strengthening a Preexisting Genetic Barrier to Gene Flow in Parapatry.
27/04/2018 Seminar by our visitor Pleuni Pennings from San Francisco State University, California
16/04/2018 Claudia teaches at the workshop Living Matter at the International Center for Theoretical Sciences in Bangalore, India
02/04/2018 Claudia and Marco participate in the workshop Evolution of Biomolecular Networks: Rules of the Game in Leiden, Netherlands
06/03/2018 Claudia gives a talk in the IGC Internal Seminar
01/03/2018 Congratulations to Hermina, Marco, and Massimo, who received PhD Fellowships from the Portuguese Science Foundation!
27/02/2018 Seminar by our visitor Rike Stelkens from Stockholm University, Sweden
22/02/2018 Seminar by our visitor Rees Kassen from the University of Ottawa, Canada
15/02/2018 Our new preprint is online: In search of the Goldilocks zone for hybrid speciation. Feedback welcome!
09/02/2018 Seminar by our visitor Philine Feulner from the Eawag, Switzerland
05/02/2018 Emma Berdan joins the lab as a visiting postdoc
01/02/2018 Massimo Amicone joins the lab as a PhD student
29/01/2018 Claudia teaches at the 2018 Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
23/01/2018 Our new preprint is online: The fitness landscape of the codon space across environments. Feedback welcome!
16/01/2018 Mini-symposium between the Bank and Laan labs at IGC. Check out our blog post.
16/01/2018 Seminar by our visitor Liedewij Laan from the TU Delft, Netherlands
12/01/2018 We have a new paper in Molecular Ecology: Conflict between heterozygote advantage and hybrid incompatibility in haplodiploids (and sex chromosomes). See our summary here
05/01/2018 Seminar by our visitor Irene Adrian-Kalchhauser from the University of Basel, Switzerland
20/11/2017 Alex, Inês, and Marco introduce fitness landscapes to students at the IGC Open Day
10/10/2017 Brian Charlesworth visits the IGC to teach in the IBB PhD Programme
01/10/2017 Our new preprint is online: Conflict between heterozygote advantage and hybrid incompatibility in haplodiploids (and sex chromosomes). Feedback welcome!
02/09/2017 We are in the Portuguese news!
25/07/2017 Claudia gives a talk at UC Merced, hosted by Emily Jane McTavish
24/08/2017 Hermina presents a poster at ESEB 2017 in Groningen
23/08/2017 The IGC’s news release about our PREPARE grant is online
22/08/2017 Inês gives a talk at ESEB 2017 in Groningen
21/08/2017 Inês co-organizes a symposium at ESEB 2017 in Groningen
10/08/2017 Claudia gives a talk at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara
13/08/2017 Alex gives a talk at the XII International Symposium on Littorinid Biology and Evolution in Sweden
03/08/2017 Inês’ and Claudia’s recommendation of Harmand et al., 2016, Evolution is online via PCI Evolutionary Biology
24/07/2017 Claudia is invited to the program Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Nature and the Lab in Santa Barbara
20/07/2017 Claudia meets with our PREPARE collaborators Alex Wong & Rees Kassen
20/07/2017 Claudia gives a talk at the University of Ottawa
19/07/2017 We have a new paper in Genome Biology and Evolution: The Combined Effect of Oseltamivir and Favipiravir on Influenza A Virus Evolution
19/07/2017 Claudia gives a talk at Carleton University
11/07/2017 Alex gives a talk at MMEE 2017 in London
10/07/2017 Inês is an invited speaker at MMEE 2017 in London
10/07/2017 Claudia speaks at the GRC Microbial Population Biology in New Hampshire
05/07/2017 Claudia gives a talk at SMBE 2017 in Austin
09/06/2017 Seminar by our visitor Richard Neher from the Biozentrum Basel, Switzerland
01/06/2017 Marco Louro joins the lab as a PhD student
01/06/2017 Our lab is featured in the IGC Annual Report 2016 (find the full report here)
19/05/2017 Seminar by our visitor Stéphanie Bedhomme from the CEFE in Montpellier
12/05/2017 Seminar by our visitor David Liberles from Temple University, Philadelphia
01/05/2017 Our 3-year FCT-funded collaborative project PREPARE begins!
25/04/2017 Claudia visits our collaborators at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure and attends the 17th CeMEB assembly
23/04/2017 Claudia meets with our collaborator Jonna Kulmuni at Tvärminne Zoological station
12/04/2017 Our new DMI loss visualization tool goes online! Feedback welcome.
06/04/2017 Claudia speaks at Genetics of Migration in Plön, Germany
02/04/2017 Claudia meets with our collaborator Thomas Bataillon at Aarhus University in Denmark
24/03/2017 Seminar by our visitor Andrea Betancourt from the University of Liverpool
23/03/2017 Seminar by our visitor Jonathan Bollback from the University of Liverpool
15/03/2017 Alex gives a talk in the IGC Postdoc Seminar
03/03/2017 Claudia speaks at the Workshop Co-evolution, Fitness landscapes and Epistasis in Paris
02/03/2017 We have a new paper in Virus Evolution: Two sides of the same coin: A population genetics perspective on lethal mutagenesis and mutational meltdown
14/02/2017 Claudia gives a talk in the IGC Internal Seminar
01/01/2017 Hermina begins her studies in the IBB PhD Programme
18/12/2016 Alexandre gives a talk at ENBE XII in Aveiro, Portugal
18/12/2016 Hermina gives a talk at ENBE XII in Aveiro, Portugal
18/12/2016 Andreia and Inês present posters at ENBE XII in Aveiro, Portugal
30/11/2016 Claudia gives a talk at the EAWAG in Kastanienbaum, Switzerland
17/11/2016 We have a new paper in PNAS: On the (un)predictability of a large intragenic fitness landscape. See our summary here
15/11/2016 Seminar by our visitor Rafael Guerrero from Indiana University
07/11/2016 First day of our Applied Evolutionary Theory Course
27/10/2016 Seminar by our visitor Alex Wong from Carleton University
27/10/2016 Seminar by our visitor Amanda McFarlane from Health Canada
12/10/2016 Inês gives a talk in the IGC Postdoc Seminar
06/10/2016 Seminar by our visitor Roger Butlin from University of Sheffield
06/10/2016 Seminar by our visitor Jonna Kulmuni from University of Helsinki
04/10/2016 Seminar by our visitor Daniel Zivkovic from TU Munich
01/10/2016 Alexandre Blanckaert joins the lab as a postdoc
01/10/2016 Fitness landscapes game outreach activity at the IGC Open Day
15/09/2016 Mark Schmitz joins the lab as a visiting scientist
22/09/2016 Seminar by our visitor Hopi Hoekstra from Harvard University
21/09/2016 We have a new paper in Heredity: On the importance of skewed offspring distributions and background selection in virus population genetics. See our summary here
13/09/2016 We have a new paper in Evolution: An experimental evaluation of drug-induced mutational meltdown as an antiviral treatment strategy. See our summary here
13/09/2016 Seminar by our visitor Tim Kowalik from UMass Medical School
08/09/2016 Claudia speaks at The Ecology of Genome Evolution in Uppsala, Sweden
02/09/2016 Hermina presents a poster at the EMBO Young Scientist Forum in Lisbon
01/09/2016 Inês spends this month working in Dan Bolon’s lab at UMass Medical School
21/07/2016 Claudia gives a talk at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, UK
18/07/2016 Mariana Vidal Pinheiro joins the lab for a summer internship
07/07/2016 First day of fitness landscapes game outreach activities at NOS Alive 2016
05/07/2016 Telmo Cunha joins the lab for a summer internship
27/06/2016 Inês presents a poster at Frontiers in cE3c in Lisbon
16/06/2016 Claudia gives a talk at MCEB 2016 in Montpellier, France
14/06/2016 Inês gives a talk at MCEB 2016 in Montpellier, France
13/06/2016 We have a new paper in Genetics: A Statistical Guide to the Design of Deep Mutational Scanning Experiments. See our summary here
20/05/2016 Claudia gives a talk at UMass Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts
01/05/2016 Andreia Teixeira joins the lab as a trainee
16/04/2016 Claudia speaks at BioSAM Meeting in Lisbon
11/03/2016 Seminar by our visitor Bret Payseur from the University of Wisconsin at Madison
01/03/2016 Hermina Ghenu joins the lab as a programmer
26/01/2016 Claudia gives a talk in the IGC Internal Seminar
01/01/2016 Inês Fragata joins the lab as a postdoc
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