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

29 AUG 2017

Despite being an outlier among the insect-focused BIG4-project, myriapods are a highly interesting group of animals to study and to discuss about. From July 23rd to 26th 2017, myriapodologists from all over the world met in Krabi (Thailand) to present their research on these fascinating creatures du...

16 AUG 2017

The planning of the next BIG workshop is currently underway and will be held on La Palma, Canary Islands. The workshop is scheduled to start from the 29th Oct untill 3th Nov 2017. Further updates and information about the workshop will be coming soon. You may also contact the organisers, Niklas Wahl...

13 JUL 2017

Late January saw me switch the Danish winter for Sydney’s warm climate of around 38C. As part of my BIG4 PhD, I spent several months at the Australian Museum for a ‘change of environment’ and my research stay abroad. I was based next to the museums insect collection and supervised ...

22 MAY 2017

After recent rise and domination of the phylogenomics and bioinformatics, the chance for charming morphology come-back to insect systematics has arrived! During the second week of May in beautiful Vienna, all BIG4 students and supervisors attended the 4th workshop "Morphology of invertebrates: ...

7 APR 2017

Morphology of invertebrates: 3D imaging and novel approaches for Biosystematics The motto of this project is innovation: how to create and manipulate complex 3D data, approach novel statistical models, master techniques like multifocus imaging, as well as SEM and digital illustration, including...