Biosystematics, informatics and genomics of the big 4 insect groups: training tomorrow's researchers and entrepreneurs


Daniel Marquina
Daniel Marquina is currently working in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm. His BIG4 project, "A metagenomic approach to insect biodiversity and environmental monitoring" will consist in the development and testing of a new method that improves the speed and taxonomic coverage in assessing the ... show more
Erik Gobbo
Erik Gobbo works at the Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics at Stockholm University. His project "Phylogenomics of gall wasps and their parasitic relatives" revolves around gall-wasps of the family Cynipidae and will involve the use of Next Generation Sequencing in order to reconstruct the phylogeny of the group and to identify genes potentially i... show more
Trevor O. Burt
Trevor’s BIG4 PhD project "Origin and diversification of hoverflies: a revision of the genera Asarkina and Allobaccha" involves working in the Diptera Section at the Alexander Koenig Research Museum (German: Zoologische Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig) (ZFMK), in Bonn, Germany on a revision of the genera Asarkina Macquart and Allobaccha Curran (Dipte... show more
LIU Si-Pei
LIU Si-Pei is now working in the Entomology Group of the Phyletisches Museum, which belongs to the Institute of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Her PhD project is on "The morphological background of flight and flightlessness – four wings, two wings, no wings: adaptations towards different modes of locom... show more