Welcome to Ramona!

A warm welcome to Ramona Mattmueller, who is starting her PhD on ‘comparing polar ocean soundscapes – investigating the influence of anthropogenic noise and changing sea ice conditions on the noise budgets and marine mammal communities of two polar regions’. Ramona will be jointly supervised by Joe and Ilse Van Opzeeland from the AWI and the HIFMB. We’re excited about this project and look forward to working together!

Welcome to Rebecca!

A big welcome to Rebecca Chen, who joins the lab this week to start her PhD on the ‘genomic analysis of inbreeding, DNA methylation and sexual trait expression in black grouse’. Rebecca will be co-supervised by Joe, Carl Soulsbury (University of Lincoln) and Kees van Oers (the Netherlands Institute of Ecology). We are looking forward to working together on this exciting project!

Deadline extended! PhD studentship opportunity

An exciting opportunity is available for a three year PhD studentship to work on the evolutionary genomics of sexual trait expression in an iconic avian model system, the black grouse. We are seeking a candidate with strong quantitative skills, a keen interest in population genetics, and ideally experience of working with genomic data.

The deadline for applications is extended to 30th April 2021. All materials should be e-mailed as a single PDF to: joseph.hoffman[at]uni-bielefeld.de with ‘PhD application’ in the subject line.

Please see the attached PDF for more details about the position and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at joseph.hoffman[at]uni-bielefeld.de.

Bye bye, Fee!

We’d like to wish Fee Cristaller all the very best for her trip to Portugal in her camping van. Have a safe journey, good luck with writing the thesis, and hope to see you again soon 🙂

Well done, Jonas

Congratulations to Jonas Tebbe for winning career bridge Master-Doctorate funding from the Bielefeld Young Researcher’s Fund for his project ‘understanding the genetic basis of odour in a wild vertebrate’.

Congratulations, Dr Shah!

A massive congratulations to Abhijeet, who has successfully defended his PhD thesis on grasshopper genomics, supervised jointly by Holger and Joe.  A wonderful time was had by all and we wish all the very best to Abhijeet, the last of the old school!