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

22 NOV 2019

by Viktor Senderov, Marie-Sklodovska-Curie PhD Student in Artificial Intelligence and Bioinformatics,  on Oct 27, 2019. Natural History Museum, London.From left to right Tim Slingsby: Director of Skills and Education at Lloyd's Register Foundation, London;  Christina Melidou: Part...

13 NOV 2019

Viktor Senderov, a young computational biologist, was distinguished by the national contact point for research programmes of the EU Net4Mobility+ for his work as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Candidate in Bioinformatics of the BIG4 Consortium. The BIG4 project is specialized in providing biosyst...

21 MAR 2019

BIG's Results in Brief are available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.  The project studied the four largest insect groups represented by beetles, bees, flies and butterflies and the services they could potentially provide by combining genomics, phylogenetics,...

11 FEB 2019

This article was written by Trevor O. Burt.  I am happy to report back from the 9th International Congress of Dipterology (ICD9), which took place in November, 2018, in Windhoek, Namibia.The International Congress of Dipteralogy (ICD) is a meeting that brings together dipterists fr...

6 FEB 2019

We are happy to announce that Anne-Sarah Ganske received a grant from the "Network of Biological Systematics Austria" (NOBIS Austria) for her research entitled "Lithobius - A big genus in a small subphylum: phylogeny and evolutionary history", which she carried out within th...