The project will expand over the upcoming 4-5 years, with several previously associated and newly recruited reseachers working on different parts of the project. We would like to continuously have the quota limits that are at present allocated since we expect an increase in activity.
The project aims at understanding the genetic basis of adaptation and speciation in natural populations of butterflies. For that we predominantly use comparative genomics (whole genomes of several individuals from multiple species), population genomics (full genome re-sequencing of many individuals), linkage mapping (GBS type data for very large sample sets), and expression profiling (RNAseq data for large sample sets). The group consists of several associated researchers from other Universities, PostDocs and PhD-students, and a WABI-support bioinformatician (not yet decided who), working on different parts. This group constellation will be present for at least 5 years to come. The PI is permanently employed at UU and has sufficient funding to cover several forthcoming large sequencing efforts.