2014’s awarded project by the Volkswagen Foundation has started

In 2014, Rui Faria was awarded a research project by the prestigious Volkswagen Foundation on Genomic architecture of speciation: the role of chromosomal rearrangements”.

This project aims to study the patterns of whole-genome divergence between flat periwinkles species and also between primate species in collaboration with Katja Nowick, University of Leipzig.

Within the framework of this project Graciela Sotelo was hired for 1,5 years as a postdoc.

Rui Faria’s comment to the award was: “No I don’t have a Volkswagen!”

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