- Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
- Evolutionary genomics, Population genomics, Bioinformatics
Educational and work
As a passionate evolutionary biologist, I am very interested in the evolutionary and ecological factors that maintain and shape genetic and phenotypic variation in natural populations. In my research, I am blending bioinformatics, biostatistics, population genomics, experimental evolution and quantitative phenotyping, and currently use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and dung flies of the genus Sepsis as my focal model systems. My main research questions are centered around (1) the demographic history of fruit flies and sym- and allopatric dungfly species, (2) the genetic and phenotypic basis of adaptation along environmental gradients, (3) the evolution of chromosomal inversions and (4) the influence of ecology and evolution on host-symbiont interactions.