Anders Isaksen

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

I am a new PhD student at CEES from 1 September 2021. I will work with the Undheim group with a project on evolutionary genetics and the evolution of ant venoms. Combining methods within genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics with physiological and population genetics modelling, I will try to figure out why some species of ants harbour hyperdiverse venoms. I finished my master’s in Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity from the University of Bergen in 2019. The subject of my thesis was on sexual selection in a monogamous bark beetle species (Dactylotrypes longicollis) native to the Canary Islands. I was particularly interested in the outcome of mate choice experiments, and its implications for the evolution of sexual size dimorphisms. I have a several fields of interests besides evolutionary biology, such as entomology, tropical ecology and ethnobotany, amongst others. 

Tags: Evolutionary genetics, Venomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Myrmecology, Eusociality
Published Sep. 16, 2021 1:40 PM - Last modified Sep. 16, 2021 2:07 PM