Biosystematics, informatics and genomics of the big 4 insect groups: training tomorrow's researchers and entrepreneurs
Highlights
  •   Pensoft biodiversity publisher, ERA7 Bioinformatics, and IT Savantic are business companies playing major roles in BIG4. They bridge BIG4 science with industry and expose business environment to our students early in their career. Having an experience in science-related industry is an added ...

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  •   One of the special features of BIG4, as an EU funded Innovative Training Network, is regular joint workshops for all students that cover various aspects of modern entomological systematics, such as: growth and maintenance of the entomological collections including specimens adequately preser...

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  •   Each of the BIG4 PhD projects is multidisciplinary and therefore requires supervisory input from several experts. Any student of BIG4 has the main institution of enrollment in the PhD school and the main advisor working at that institution. However, BIG4 program assumes that each student has...

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News

26 OCT 2016

Between 10-19 October 2016 all BIG4 students, supervisors and a number of outside participants got together again for a workshop on phylogenetics, phylogenomics, citizen science and entrepreneurship, as well as for the mid-term meeting. This time the workshop was organized by Fredrik Ronquist and hi...

29 SEP 2016

BIG 4 Fall Workshop 2016 Phylogenetics, phylogenomics, citizen science and entrepreneurship   The BIG4 fall workshop 2016 has two main themes. One theme is focused on phylogenetics, phylogenomics and bioinformatics, and is intended to provide students with an introduction to these topics...

21 JUN 2016

All students of the BIG4 consortium along with some supervisors and external collaborators convened on the idyllic surroundings of the Podyjí National Park near Havraníky in the South Moravian region on the Czech Republic. The workshop, successfully organized by Martin Fikáč...

9 MAY 2016

The southernmost corner of Africa, the Cape Region, is home of one of the most peculiar ensembles of living organisms in the globe. The systematic study of the highly endemic beetle fauna of this area is crucial for the understanding of the evolution and historical biogeography of many taxa. For thi...

7 APR 2016

The aim of the workshop is for all members of the BIG4 consortium to meet and catch-up with each other’s progress, celebrate first achievements, discuss difficulties and problems & to experience a practical field-based exposure to diversity of BIG4 with the focus on the dominatin...