Friends_Colleagues_Science_poster_prize @Indian Society for Evolutionary Biologist meeting_1st edition

We just had a great time at the first edition of Indian Society for Evolutionary Biologist meeting at Bangalore (24-25 Oct, 2019), with three posters from the lab on (a) cannibalism, disease and fitness (Basabi) (b) mating and immunity (Devshuvam) & (c) Immunity & microbiome (Srijan).  Basabi also won the best poster prize! Congratulations to all lab …

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More Information: “Mini symposium on Genetics and Evolution: Intertwined Strands” at Ashoka University (September 30- October 1, 2019)

The historical development of the fields of genetics and evolution has been intertwined, at least since the time of Darwin in the mid-nineteenth century. Both fields, by virtue of the domains they address, also impact upon how we humans conceive of ourselves. Consequently, advances in understanding in genetics and evolution are answering age-old mysteries about …

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Mini-symposium on Genetics and Evolution @Ashokauniversity (30th September-1st October, 2019)

I am thrilled to announce that we (@ashokauniversity) in association with Indian Academy of Sciences are organizing a two day long "Mini symposium on Genetics and Evolution: Intertwined Strands" . While this features some exciting talks by leading Evolutionary Biologists and Geneticists from India, it also has special interaction sessions for students and non-specialists in …

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Our new paper identifies ecological parameters that influence evolution of immune memory in wild insect populations

Finally, we reveal the ecological parameters that may drive evolution of immune priming (somewhat similar to what we see in human vaccination) in wild populations of flour beetles. Arun Prakash did an enormous study using 10 different wild-collected populations! hip hip hooray.. Read the paper here "Again, kids are costly when bugs are around....." Find the graphical …

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