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23/08/2020 Claudia participates in the workshop The Mathematics of Microbial Evolution: Beyond the Limits of Classical Theory at the Banff International Research Station, Canada
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