About me

I am a Post-doc in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Lausanne, working on reproductive modes in Timema stick insects. I have a strong interest in evolutionary biology and ecology, with a particular focus on the interactions between species, populations and individuals and their environment. My current work focuses on the evolutionary consequences of multiple independent transitions to asexuality in Timema stick insects. We compare differential expression in parthenogenetic and sexually reproducing lineages. Additional projects investigate sexual conflict, facultative parthenogenesis and sexual behaviour. During my PhD I worked in the Evolutionary Genetics group at the University of Groningen, on the evolution of parasitoid resistance in Drosophila melanogaster. Specifically, I used experimental selection and HT-sequencing to find out how selection impacts parasitoid resistance. Using experimental selection I created replicate populations of D. melanogaster in order to investigate selection for parasitoid resistance and to assess the impact of a strong selective pressure on the genome.