Congratulations to our new graduates!

Eetu Selenius and Jenna Lommi have completed their Master’s Degrees.

Eetu’s thesis: The effects of sex pheromone on female attractiveness and its role in maintaining color polymorphism in Arctia plantaginis.

Jenna’s thesis: Influence of colour, smell and taste on the survival of the wood tiger moth (Arctia plantaginis) adults during predation event.


The BBSRC funds our multidisciplinary collaboration

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has awarded funding for our collaboration with Chris Jiggins (University of Cambridge, UK) and Frank Chan (Friedrich Miescher Laboratory, Germany).

The project is titled: “Understanding the genetic control of a complex polymorphism”.

This collaboration brings together
– expertise in insect genetics and genomics
– novel sequencing approaches
– detailed ecological and behavioural knowledge of a polymorphic moth species.