Well done to Gabby for publishing her first PhD paper in Evolution. By analysing over 3000 wings we have shown that altitude and gregarious behaviour influence wing shape across Heliconius species. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evo.13865
Well done to Joe Hanly on publishing his PhD work in the journal EvoDevo. The paper includes a broad assessment of gene expression across three species of Heliconius, focusing on transcription factor expression. We identified Homothorax as a candidate gene that may act as an upstream regulator of optix.
We had two papers published in PLoS Biology this week, one led by Simon Martin and the other by Richard Merrill. Both represent many years of work! We also wrote a blog post about them and they were featured on the university website The work was funded by the ERC. The papers generated quite a […]
Last night we said goodbye to Simon Martin, who started his PhD in Cambridge in 2011. A special highlight was a special song sung by Kathy and Gabby, ‘TWISST and shout’. Very special. Simon is going to start his own lab in Edinburgh with a Royal Society Fellowship.