News from IBE (CSIC-UPF)
The DrosEU project, with the participation of the Evolutionary and Functional Genomics lab, has been selected to be one of the first two Special Topic Networks (STNs) funded by the European Society for Evolutionary Biology.
STNs support dynamic and flexible series of small meetings and/or other networking opportunities in focused and currently active research areas. Their main objective is to cooperate closely in collecting, generating and analyzing genomic and environmental data for numerous Drosophila populations across Europe (and beyond). Their long-term goal is to regularly sample and sequence those populations through both space and time in order to track their eco-evolutionary dynamics.
The DrosEU STN steering committee includes Andrea Betancourt (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria), Thomas Flatt (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), Josefa González (Institut of Evolutionary Biology, Barcelona, Spain), Mike Ritchie (University of St. Andrews, UK), and Bas Zwaan (Wageningen University, The Netherlands).To date, the Network is composed by approximately 50 scientists from 16 European countries and also including several North American colleagues from Dros-RTEC.