Experimental evolution of phenotypic robustness.
Advisor: Luisa Pallares
PhD Program: International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) 'From Molecules to Organisms'
Location: Friedrich Miescher Laboratory
Projects on this topic will address a) how does the adaptation process shapes phenotypic variance and b) which are the underlying genetic loci regulating changes in phenotypic variance during adaptation. Using wild-derived fly populations, the student leading this project will use/develop expertise in experimental evolution, generation and bioinformatic analysis of large genomic datasets to map the genetic basis of morphological and transcriptional robustness before, during, and after the population adapts to a new environment.
More information on Luisa Pallares and a selection of recent publications can be found on her faculty page.
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Application deadline: 6 February 2022
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