January, 2021 5 new Msc students join the lab in 2021, to monitor and restore biodiversity on farmland restoration, and on insect cognition : welcome to Justine Belik, Charlotte de Wulf, Lauren Lecourtois, Gianni Malica and Arkel Piret!
December 12th, 2020 Caroline Nieberding was interviewed for a one-hour documentary broadcasted in Europe and Canada titled “The world breathes” (french: “Le monde respire”), which describes the biodiversity crisis and solutions for mitigating it. Available in French on the national TV RTBF on auvio here. A teaser is available here:
December, 2020 A second postdoctoral position (2 to 4 years) from FNRS funding is available in the lab, on the general theme of the adaptive value of learning in butterflies. Contract is expected to start March-April 2021. More info here. Feel free to enquire by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
November, 2020 A postdoctoral position (2 to 4 years) from UCLouvain funding is available in the lab, on the adaptive value of learning for oviposition site selection in field-caught butterflies. Contract is expected to start March-April 2021. More info here. Feel free to enquire by email to email@example.com.
September 1st, 2020 Dr Shulin He will join the new lab of my colleague Bertanne Visser as a postdoctoral associate to work on the molecular basis of plastic fat synthesis in parasitoid insects.
June 29th, 2020 Welcome to Marieke Louage (Belgium) in the lab for her Master of Science in Electronics and ICT Engineering Technology: Embedded Systems. Main promotor is Prof. Steven Verstockt from Ghent University.
May 23rd, 2020
(french) Article publié pour Carta Academica dans le journal Le Soir : « L’écologie au service de l’économie : focus sur l’agriculture, ici et maintenant. Le pourquoi et le comment ». Notes numérotées de l’article disponibles ici.
(french) Interview dans le journal Moustique : « La nature post-lockdown“, par Julien Thomas. Pdf ici
April 2020 Caroline Nieberding is interviewed by the national journal Le Soir with many other Belgian scientists to think about the role of scientists in democracy and for participating to political decisions: read here and here.
March 2020 Caroline Nieberding explains the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemy and the biodiversity crisis at the national radio La Première here, (from 10.45 to 10.55 and from 11.05 to 11.20 am).
March 2020 Caroline Nieberding explains at national online radio RTBF here that the biodiversity crisis will not be solved with people staying at home. The transition for a sustainable lifestyle will require a lot of investments into local, sustainable, useful and relevant companies.
Msc-students Céline Deltenre and Loïc Smets joined the lab to work on learning in sexual preferences in our butterfly.
Aubin Kaisin and Jordan Wasnaire successfully defended their Msc thesis. Congrats to both of you!
Together with Prof Bertanne Visser we obtained a F.R.S.-FNRS Projet de Recherche grant to hire a new postdoc associate
MSc-student Dilhan Ozturk joined the new lab of my colleague Bertanne Visser to study the plasticity of fat synthesis in parasitoid insects.