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Genomics of Outbreaks

Population genomics of outbreaks in an emerging model system – neutral and adaptive evolution in spruce bark beetle


Krystyna attended a fantastic meeting on small populations

Check Krystyna’s talk here




It was a busy spring semester and summer. A lot of conferences, talks and posters. Prepering several manuscripts! Stay tunned!


Our work featured on the NCN webpage here 🙂 


TALK Alert!

The whole lab participated in a fantastic PopGen54 meeting (on-line) and Anastasiia gave a talk about our new results. See it here if you are interested (starts around 20 minutes in).


Congratulations to Anastasiia who has just received a Preludium grant for young researchers without PhD. She will be estimating spruce bark beetle mutation rate based on the pedigree data and whole genome sequences. Good luck! 


We are happy to say that Julia Morales will join the lab in September to start her PhD.  Julia, we are looking forward to welcoming you in Kraków!


It was the last day for Ola in the lab today. She is starting a new job tomorrow. Ola, you did an amazing job in the lab with DNA extractions, library preparations, kits testing and many many more! Thank you and good luck with future adventures!


It has been a very difficult field season. Lost packages, delayed shipping, dead beetles, unfriendly weather, all in the middle of pandemic…   However, thanks to Ola Bednarz and all our amazing collaborators in the filed, we managed to sample and extracted DNA from >1000 beetles from 18 populations across Europe!  THANK YOU! 

We are almost ready to sequence the first batch of our data!

All the beautiful photos of trees and beetles were provided by Gilles San Martin.