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Ela Iwaszkiewicz

Postdoctoral Researcher – Swedish Natural History Museum

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  • from 2019 – Postdoc at Natural History Museum in Stockholm (Sweden)
  • 2015 – 2019 – PhD at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön (Germany)
  • 2012 – 2014 – MSc in Oceanography at Sorbonne University, Paris (France)
  • 2008 – 2011 – BSc in Biology & BSc in Psychology at the University of Warsaw (Poland)

I am an evolutionary geneticist interested in uncovering and understanding the diversity of life.

In my PhD I studied hybrid speciation in fish. By means of a yearly transcriptomic time series of wild fish combined with a common garden experiment, I observed how hybridization facilitated rapid local adaptation.

During my postdoc at the Natural History Museum in Stockholm I am working within the Insect Biome Atlas in collaboration with Symbioses Evolution Group to develop and implement novel DNA techniques to describe insect fauna of Sweden. Comprehensive sampling of insects both in time and space will allow us to understand how insect communities are distributed and how they react to changing environment.

Outside of research I have passion for science outreach and bio-hacking. Read more about my current and past projects at https://www.thetangledlines.de/ela/#section0

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Anna Michalik

Researcher at Department of Invertebrate Development and Morphology, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research JU

Since 2014 - Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Department of Developmental Biology and Invertebrate Morphology
2011-2014 - Scientific and Didactic Assistant, Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, Institute of Zoology, Department of Developmental Biology and Invertebrate Morphology
2007-2011 - Doctoral studies in Biological Sciences. Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, Institute of Zoology.
2009-2010 - Postgraduate studies, major: Molecular biology and biotechnology. Pedagogical University in Krakow. 
2001-2006 - M.Sc. studies in Biology. Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, Institute of Zoology.

My research focuses on the organization and functioning of symbiotic systems of insects and the insect developmental biology and morphology (oogenesis, female gonad structure). In recent years, I have studied: the symbiotic systems of mealybugs and their cophylogenesis with the host insect (Iuventus plus V); the evolution of symbiotic systems of planthoppers, with particular emphasis on the substitution of symbionts by others during the evolution of this group of insects (Sonata 13); and the impact of geographical isolation and the founder's effect on the composition of symbiotic systems of insects, with an invasive treehopper Stictocephala bisonia as the case study.