People working in the group.
Principal investigator, Assistant professor
Office: 5415 (Biocenter 3)
Phone: + 358 50 4487703, 02941 57691
I have broad interests in the fields of ecological genetics and genomics, but am particularly interested in how changing environmental conditions impact genetic variation. I did my PhD at University of Edinburgh before moving to Uppsala University for a post doc. I then received a fellowship from the Norwegian Research Council to examine the genomic basis of adaptation to environmental change. Since october 2014 I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Biosciences at the University of Helsinki.
For more specific information about my research interests please see publication list.
Office: 5411 (Biocenter 3)
I am generally interested in understanding the interactions between genetic and environmental variation. During my PhD at Victoria University of Wellington, I developed microsatellite markers for a population genetic study of the New Zealand scallop and examined the influence of the environment on genetic differentiation.
As a postdoc at University of Helsinki, I will be working with the genomic basis of phenotypic trait variation in natural populations of house sparrows. For more information about my work please visit my website: www.catarinasilva.net
Office: 5715 (Biocenter 3)
I have a broad interest in evolutionary biology but my main interest is on how the molecular mechanisms and their interplay affect the phenotype we see in the nature. I worked with these topics while doing my PhD in the University of Turku where I examined the threespine stickleback genome.
Office: 4403 (Biocenter 3)
I am an evolutionary biologist by training, whose two major research interests are 1) the link between micro- and macroevolution, and 2) the link between ecology and macroevolution. I generally find projects and systems I know little about to be the most exciting – my greatest desire is to learn, my greatest fear is the pigeonhole.
During my stay at the Husby lab, I will work on identifying the molecular basis for adaptive evolution of house sparrow morphometry.
PhD Student, Uppsala University
Eryn is supervised by Anna Qvarnström (Uppsala University) and myself and is focussing on life history differences between the sympatric species pair of pied and collared flycatcher breeding on the island of Öland in the Baltic sea. She is working both on metabolic differentiation between the species and is also using genomic tools to examine the genetic basis of trait variation in both species.
PhD student, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim
Dilan is supervised by Henrik Jensen (NTNU) and myself and will work on eco-evolutionary dynamics using a long term study of genotyped house sparrows.
Master student, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim