Congratulations to Martin Stoffel for winning funding for his own position from the German Science Foundation. His project, together with Josephine Pemberton at Edinburgh University, will focus on the genomics of inbreeding depression in Soay sheep. We wish him the best of luck and much fun!
We want to thank Francisco Ceballos for visiting the lab and giving a really nice talk on runs of homozygosity. The kids also loved seeing his photos from South Africa!
A massive congratulations to Martin Stoffel for successfully defending his PhD with a Summa cum laude. We wish Martin all the very best for the next step in his career, where he will hopefully go to Edinburgh to work on Soay sheep.
A big thanks to Greg Charrier, who travelled all the way from Brest to give a very nice talk in the Behaviour and Evolution seminar series. We had a great time eating yummy German food and discussing life, the universe, and marine population genetics!
A big welcome to Louise Heitzmann, who is joining the lab for an internship before she returns to Montpelier next spring for her PhD.
Best of luck to Rebecca, who is heading off to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia for a five month long field season working with fur seals. We are all deeply jealous and know that she will have a wonderful, and also hopefully productive, time 😉
A fond farewell to Emily Humble, who has just started her new job as a research fellow in conservation genomics at Edinburgh University. We wish her all the best for a happy and successful research career!