We are very happy to receive a UoC Forum grant of the Excellent Research Program for our project called:
Priming BioC² - Biodiversity Genomics Center Cologne
This project will interconnect our lab and the worm~lab (AG Schiffer) with the MPI Plant Science, The Regional Computing Center (RRZK) and the West German Genome Center (WGGC) to build a fundament for a strong biodiversity genomic cluster in Cologne.
International Symposium on "Reference genomes for biodiversity"
-> hosted by the Institute of Zoology @UniCologne, Germany
-> 5-8 September 2022
Are you interested in species across the tree of life with tricky, fascinating, pan-, polyploid or giant genomes?
Then join us in the beautiful city of Cologne to discuss recent advances and challenges in the field, and how we move forward as a scientific community in Germany and Europe. This symposium brings together leading scientists of all disciplines working on biodiversity genomics.
Registration is open @ http://derga-biodiversity.de/symposium
Listen to my live radio interview @radioeins. I talk about how we can use genomic data for nature conservation.
...the Waldvogel Lab @Institute of Zoology @University of Cologne.
Now it is time to build the Waldvogel Lab. I am very much looking forward to diving into my own research program and performing more exciting ecological genomics reseach! There will also be some job postings soon...
Last week met the Senckenberg outreach team to talk about how urgently we need to understand how and if biodiversity can respond to climate change. You also want to know how you yourself as a scientist or citizen can contribute to this mission?
Find the full interview here (only German..sorry):
I am super happy to tell that I was offered a position at the Institute for Zoology at University of Cologne! So I will have the opportunity to start my own group (#WaldvogelLab) focusing on Ecological and Population Genomics. Look forward to more exciting Chironomus-research but also expect some initial project with rotifers as my additional model organism in spe.