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 value fo...

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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 a possi...

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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 preserved for ...

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News

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...

2 MAR 2016

After the first successful Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) Hungary in 2015, the MTA Centre for Ecological Research announces the second SCCS Hungary to take place from 30 Aug to 2 Sep 2016, in Tihany (Lake Balaton).SCCS Hungary offers young conservationists the opportunity to meet ...

12 JAN 2016

According to Was ist Open Science? there are six leading principles of Open Science: open methodology, open source, open data, open access, open peer review, and open educational resources. If I am to have an open thesis, then I have to strive to apply those six principles to my own work. In the spi...

23 NOV 2015

Talks and images from our network meeting is now available on the BIG4 webpage. Please find them respectively in Agenda & Minutes and Images under RESOURCES.