Phylogenetic incongruence in the Heliconius tree

Well done to Krzysztof Kozak who has just published his first PhD paper in Systematic Biology, which is now available online. The paper documents an updated time-calibrated tree for the Heliconiini and explores the influence of incongruence between genes in reconstruction of species phylogenies

Internship to study sexual conflict and diversification

We are seeking a research intern to work at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama from February/March 2015 for a period of approximately 6 months. The project is a collaboration between STRI and the University of Cambridge, UK. The internship will assist with experiments exploring the potential role of sexual conflict in driving […]

Estimation of spontaneous mutation rate in Heliconius

We have just published a paper in MBE which uses de novo mutations identified from whole genome sequencing of a family to estimate the mutation rate – the first estimate for insects outside Drosophila