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15/02/2019 The latest call for the IGC PhD Programme is now open until February 2019. Apply and join the unique interdisciplinary IGC community! Please email us if you have any questions.

22/11/2018 Claudia gives a talk at the Centre for Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Changes (CE3C) of the University of Lisbon
22/10/2018 Hermina and Inês are co-organizers of the conference Microbial Eco-evolutionary Dynamics here at the IGC. Dragan, Hermina, and Massimo present posters at this meeting.
17/10/2018 Claudia is a keynote speaker at the International SPP Meeting on Rapid evolutionary adaptation in Kiel, Germany
15/10/2018 Welcome to Manuel Fortunato, who is a Master student in Physics and who is joining the lab for a 3-month modeling project
13/10/2018 Our group is participating in the IGC Open Day with a fun and educative game developed by Inês
12/10/2018 Alex is giving a talk at ENBE XIV in Lisbon, Portugal, and Hermina, Marco, and Massimo present posters at this yearly meeting of the Portuguese Evolution Society
11/10/2018 Inês is a co-organizer of the ENBE XIV in Lisbon, Portugal
07/09/2018 Claudia gives a talk at the Popgen Vienna Alumni Meeting at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria
07/09/2018 Our paper about the probability of hybrid speciation, led by Alex Blanckaert, is now published in Plos Genetics: In search of the Goldilocks zone for hybrid speciation.
06/09/2018 Claudia gives a talk at the Institute of Science and Technology in Klosterneuburg, Austria
20/08/2018 Our paper about the effects of synonymous mutations on fitness landscapes, led by Inês Fragata and Sebastian Matuszewksi, is now published in Heredity: The fitness landscape of the codon space across environments.
24/08/2018 Welcome to Sofia Tores, who is a Bachelor student in Biology and who is joining the lab for a 4-week summer internship in a modeling project with Inês
20/08/2018 Inês’ new paper in Heredity is out: The utility of fitness landscapes and big data for predicting evolution.
19/08/2018 The lab is 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!
25/08/2017 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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