אתמול היה יום מוצלח במיוחד ליחסי הציבור של הנמלים! איל דיבר בתכנית העולם היום (כאן 11) על מחקר חדש שחישב כמה נמלים יש בעולם, ובתכנית שלושה
The lab got a new 5-year ISF grant to study the supergene we discovered in the desert ant Cataglyphis niger. Graduate student and postdoc positions are
Over the last days we participated in two Israeli meetings. These were online meetings, obviously, so unfortunately no photos. But it quite was an experience!
Two upcoming Israeli meetings are now open for registration and abstract submission: Israeli Society for Evolutionary Biology Israel Zoological Society (Eyal is involved in the
Doaa Tehawey and Yara Ghnamah concluded their third-year projects and presented them today as posters! They both managed to finish and wrap up their analyses
Our lab received another NSF-BSF grant(!!!) in collaboration with the labs of Mickey Kosloff (at Haifa) and Juergen Liebig (at ASU). We are recruiting Ph.D.
Shani and Pnina’s paper was published in PLoS Computational Biology! https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007653 This methodological study was actually a pilot for our GWAS of cuticular hydrocarbons. We
במסגרת סדרת ההרצאות לקהל הרחב ״מדע מההר״ המיוחדת לתקופת הקורונה, איל נתן את ההרצאה הראשונה (ולכן סלחו בבקשה על הבעיות הטכניות הקלות) בנושא ״פרדוקס האבולוציה
We finally have the results from our genomic mapping of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHC) in Cataglyphis niger, which are known to be the chemical cues used
Our paper is online at Ecology and Evolution! This study was the Ph.D. project of Viet-Dai Dang, at the lab of John Wang. Dai carried
Pnina’s paper was published in BMC Evolutionary Biology! https://bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12862-019-1437-9 This is a demographic history study that developed from our collaboration with DeWayne Shoemaker. Pnina used
Shani found an interesting link between the level of aggression between workers from different monogyne Cataglyphis niger colonies and whether or not sexuals (gynes or
We recently sent for publication the first draft genome for Cataglyphis niger, which was done by Tal using high-coverage (>100X) Illumina sequencing of a single
Our new Tecan liquid handling robot is here! It started to learn the TruSeq protocol for constructing genomic libraries. Shani will use it to construct
Our lab received generous funding from the ISF that will allow a new research program into the evolution and genomic basis of social recognition in