We spent three days of inspiring scientific discussions about ecological & population genomics (not only) in Arabidopsis in a nice autumn setting of Křivoklátsko protected area. Group of our collaborator Levi (Nottingham University) and our colleagues from GMI Vienna, VIB Ghent and University Bochum joined as well!
Our group spent a nice couple of days at the Kvilda field station in the Šumava Mts to discuss and improve our current manuscripts.
Majda has just returned from an amazing six-week stay at Graham Coop’s group at UC Davis, where she learnt some cool methods to identify evolutionary mechanisms of parallel adaptation.
The Plant Ecological Genomics Group has a new member joining to carry out his BSc Erasmus internship. Utku, from the İzmir Institute of Technology, Turkey, is working on seed phenotypes and pollen fertility in interploidy crosses. Welcome!
The GfÖ-Specialist Group Plant Population Biology (PopBio) held their conference in Warsaw this year and lots of members of our department attended. Emma gave a talk on barriers to gene flow in Arabidopsis.
New paper demonstrating strong altitudinal differentiation in Arabidopsis arenosa regardless of ploidy in Western Carpathians has been just published in Annals of Botany. A collaborative work of our group lead by Guillaume with significant contribution of Majda, Majda, and our previous students Adam and Jana.