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Biodiversity Seminar: The genetic architecture of hybridization and adaptation in sparrows and flies



WSL Birmensdorf, LG E05

Organized by:

Nadia Castro Izaguirre


Dr. Anna Runemark, Lund University

Moderated by:

Katalin Csilléry



Type of event:

Presentations and colloquia

Target audience:

Anyone interested in the topics


The genomic underpinnings of novel variation that selection can act on, resulting in adaptation, is a fascinating topic. Using host plant adaptation in tephritis flies and hybrid species formation in the Italian sparrow my lab addresses how changes in coding genes and gene expression interact and result in novel variation and adaptation. I will show some of our latest work in these two systems. I will also outline our research program, aimed at addressing the role of gene expression in hybrid novelty.

Link for online participation

Please send an Email to Nadia Castro Izaguirre if you would like to get access to the live stream.


The Biodiversity Seminar Series (BD-Seminars) are organized by the WSL Biodiversity Center. Every two weeks, we aim to host a seminar speaker that presents research or outreach on topics relevant to the biodiversity community at WSL. The seminars are public and are usually broadcasted online.

Find out more about the WSL Biodiversity Center and a complete list of events here:

Please send an Email to Nadia Castro Izaguirre if you would like to be updated on the activities of the WSL Biodiversity Center.