MEME graduate Ricardo Caliari Oliveira (MEME cohort 2010) co-authored the Science publication “Conserved class of queen pheromones stops social insect workers from reproducing” (Van Oystaeyen et al., Science 343:287-290, 2014, doi: 10.1126/science.1244899). Ricardo is currently a PhD student in the Laboratory of Socioecology and Social Evolution, University of Leuven (Belgium).
Özden Baltekin (MEME cohort 2010) co-authored the Nature publication “Direct measurement of transcription factor dissociation excludes a simple operator occupancy model for gene regulation” (Hammar et al., Nature 2014, doi: 10.1038/ng.2905). Özden is currently a PhD student in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Uppsala University (Sweden).
Homa Papoli’s (MEME cohort 2011) Master’s research project on the evolution of sex chromosomes has been accepted for publication in the prestigious journal Molecular Biology & Evolution (impact factor >10). It will soon be published under the titel: H. Papoli Yazdi & H. Ellegren (2014): Old but not (so) degenerated – slow evolution of largely homomorphic sex chromosomes in ratites. Homa is presently a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany).
MEME students presenting the MEME flag at the “Roof of the World” in the Pamir Mountains while participating in a National Geographic expedition in the autumn of 2013.
Stefany Moreno (MEME cohort 2011) was the first student ever to graduate “summa cum laude” at the Faculty of Science of the University of Groningen. Moreover, Stefany was awarded the Unilever Research Prize (€2500 and a statue) for her Master’s thesis. Stefany will soon start with her PhD in the Theoretical Biology group at the University of Groningen.