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PhD position in Evolutionary Biology (3 years) – Mainz 2017

Genetic components to division of labor in ant societies Application deadline: January 20th, 2018 Behavioral division of labor in ant societies stems from workers differing in their likelihood and efficiency to perform specific tasks (e.g., foraging for food or nursing the brood). However, many factors and mechanisms regulating such differences remain to be identified and […]

Offre de stage : BUMBLEBEE POPULATION GENOMICS, ALABAMA

GRADUATE STUDENT POSITIONS: The Lozier Lab (lozierlab.ua.edu) at The University of Alabama, Dept. of Biological Sciences, is recruiting a highly motivated graduate students to start in the Fall 2018 semester. Students would work on projects related to ongoing NSF-funded studies of bumble bee population genomics to uncover signatures of adaptative and demographic processes within and […]

Offre de thèse : FIRE ANT SOCIAL BIOLOGY, TAIPEI

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One or two PhD positions are available to study fire ant social biology  in the laboratory of John Wang at the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) beginning in the Fall of 2018. Our lab uses the invasive pest species, the red imported fire ant, to study social biology and sex determination and their […]

Offre de thèse et de postdoc : SOCIAL IMMUNITY IN ANTS, IST AUSTRIA

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I am hiring PhD students and postdocs for a recently funded ERC Consolidator Grant project EPIDEMICSonCHIP. Aim of this project is to understand how social insects, particularly ants, collectively defend their colonies from disease and prevent epidemics in their societies; we will seek new approaches to determine how individual behaviours interact and lead to the […]

Newsletter de l’Union International par Madeleine Beekman

Voici la newsletter de l’Union International par Madeleine Beekman : Newsletter IUSSI – 12-2017 – Des informations sur la recherche d’un nouvel éditeur en chef pour la revue Insectes Sociaux (avis aux amateurs!) – Des news sur le congres international IUSSI2018 (Brésil) à l’été prochain – Les comptes de la section Internationale  

Vote for the genome sequencing of the yellow-legged asian hornet (Vespa velutina)

Please vote for the genome sequencing of the yellow-legged Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina, We have proposed this as a species in the Wellcome Trust/Sanger Centre’s I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here 25 genomes project. The 25 genomes competition is being run to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Twenty species have already been selected. Members of the public, […]

Offre de thèse : UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

PhD STUDENTSHIP: DOMINANCE AND POLICING IN BUMBLE BEES, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA A fully-funded PhD studentship to start in October 2018 in Andrew Bourke’s group in the School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, is now open for applications. The project is entitled ‘Dominance and policing in bumble bees’ and will use […]

Offre de thèse : GEOENGINEERING IMPACT OF WOOD ANTS, YORK

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PhD: GEOENGINEERING IMPACT OF WOOD ANTS, YORK Wood ants on the move: geoengineering impacts of wood ants as they move into new territory Supervisors:  Dr Elva Robinson  (University of York), Dr Kelly Redeker (University of York) & Dr Kate Parr (University of Liverpool) We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious student to develop an […]

Offre de Master et de thèse : Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

PhD & MSc: HONEY BEE FORAGING ECOLOGY AND POLLINATOR HEALTH, VIRGINIA TECH The Couvillon Lab at Virginia Tech seeks highly motivated, independent students with a keen interest in both basic and applied questions related to honey bee foraging and recruitment behavior and/or pollinator health to join our newly established research group (http://www.freelyflyingbees.com/) in the late […]

Offre de thèse ou Master : The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

GRADUATE POSITION: SYMBIOTIC INTERACTIONS IN ANT SYSTEMS, OHIO STATE Master’s or PhD Position, The Adams Lab, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio I am currently looking for an exceptional graduate student with interests in symbiotic interactions in ant systems. Preferred applicants will have experience in evolutionary biology, chemical […]

Offre de thèse : UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

TWO PhD SCHOLARSHIPS IN POLLINATION ECOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY Jointly offered by The Insect Behaviour and Ecology Lab (http://www.tanyalatty.com/) and The Behaviour and Genetics of Social Insects Lab (http://sydney.edu.au/science/biology/socialinsects/) Two scholarships on offer, for 2018 start dates: 1. Pollination ecology of invasive bees in tropical Queensland 2. Pollination ecology and behaviour of honey bees We […]

Offre de thèse : Utah State University – Abeille

The Kapheim Lab at Utah State University is recruiting a Ph.D. student for Fall 2018 to study maternal effects in solitary bees, in collaboration with Dr. Theresa Pitts-Singer at the USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit. The primary objective of the project is to investigate the molecular mechanisms and phenotypic consequences of trans-generational effects. Graduate students […]

Les apiculteurs dénoncent l’autorisation d’un nouveau néonicotinoïde en France

Les apiculteurs français sont furieux. Alors que la récolte de miel de 2017 se révèle aussi catastrophique que celle de 2016 – elle n’atteint pas 10 000 tonnes, soit trois fois moins que dans les années 1990 –, l’Union nationale de l’apiculture française (UNAF) a dénoncé, jeudi 19 octobre, l’autorisation de mise sur le marché par la […]

Dans le journal “Nature” : Disorder in convergent floral nanostructures enhances signalling to bees

Certaines fleurs produisent un halo bleu sur leurs pétales pour attirer les pollinisateurs   Pour séduire les insectes pollinisateurs, de nombreuses fleurs d’espèces différentes ont toutes développé un moyen aussi incroyable qu’efficace : une sorte de “halo bleu”, invisible aux yeux des hommes – sauf lorsque la fleur en question a une pigmentation foncée – mais qui […]

Offre de Stage ou de thèse : Symbiotic interactions in ant systems / The Ohio State University

  Master’s or PhD Positionn / The Adams Lab Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio I am currently looking for an exceptional graduate student with interests in symbiotic interactions in ant systems. Preferred applicants will have experience in evolutionary biology, chemical ecology, microbiology and/or behavioral ecology. Although I […]

Vient de paraître : Des insectes en ville

Vincent Albouy De manière très vivante, cet ouvrage vous permet de découvrir la grande variété d’insectes, et autres petites bêtes comme les araignées et mille-pattes, qui vivent à vos côtés dans les villes. Alliant science et anecdotes naturalistes ou historiques, il vous fait pénétrer ce petit monde, des jardins et terrains vagues jusqu’à nos appartements. […]

Offre de Stage – Master : Honey bee Foraging Ecology and Pollinator Health

The Couvillon Lab at Virginia Tech seeks highly motivated, independent students with a keen interest in both basic and applied questions related to honey bee foraging and recruitment behavior and/or pollinator health to join our newly established research group (http://www.freelyflyingbees.com/) in the late spring or early autumn 2018 under Dr. Margaret Couvillon, Assistant Professor of […]

Offre de Thèse : Honey bee Foraging Ecology and Pollinator Health

The Couvillon Lab at Virginia Tech seeks highly motivated, independent students with a keen interest in both basic and applied questions related to honey bee foraging and recruitment behavior and/or pollinator health to join our newly established research group (http://www.freelyflyingbees.com/) in the late spring or early autumn 2018 under Dr. Margaret Couvillon, Assistant Professor of […]

Offre de Stage (Master) : Variations saisonnières des traits d’une communauté de pollinisateurs : les abeilles sauvages.

L’objectif de ce stage de M2 sera d’étudier les variations morphologiques au sein d’une communauté d’abeilles sauvages au cours d’une année et entre deux périodes à un siècle d’intervalle.La pollinisation étant une interaction, elle requiert la simultanéité de la floraison et de la période de vol des pollinisateurs. Dans un contexte de perturbations climatiques qui […]

Offre de Postdoc : CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Systems Biology of Honey Bee Nutrigenomics

CSIRO – Canberra ACT $91,000 a year The Position  Postdoctoral Fellowships at CSIRO provide opportunities to scientists and engineers, who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships will help launch their careers, provide experience that will enhance their career prospects, and facilitate the recruitment and development of […]

Offre de 2 postdocs : THE GENOMIC AND NEURAL BASIS OF FACIAL RECOGNITION IN PAPER WASPS, CORNELL

The Sheehan lab (sheehanlab.weebly.com) at Cornell University is looking to recruit 2 postdocs to work on projects to understand the genomic and neural basis of individual facial recognition in paper wasps. Among its close relatives, the paper wasp Polistes fuscatus is unique in that it uses highly variable facial patterns to recognize individuals. The recent […]

Offre de Postdoc : EFFECT OF STRESS ON BEES, MILAN

The University of Milan Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Science has a 2-year post doc position available with Dr. Daniela Lupi to examine the effect of different types of stress on bees. The position will fall under the research theme “Agrifood biotechnology: from micro- to macro-systems”. The application deadline is 16 October: candidates should […]

Offre de Thèse : ACTINOBACTERIA OF FUNGUS-GROWING TERMITES, LEIBNITZ INSTITUTE, JENA

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute – in cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University, the University Hospital Jena and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology are offering an international graduate training programme. The International Leibniz Research School (ILRS Jena) gives doctoral researchers the possibility to prepare […]

Offre de stage : Ecophysiologie des abeilles sauvages

Structure d’accueil : Unité Abeilles et Environnement – INRA d’Avignon (84). L’unité Abeilles et Environnement a une activité centrée sur la compréhension des phénomènes responsables du déclin des populations d’abeilles. Elle conduit des recherches pluridisciplinaires dans une échelle expérimentale qui s’étend de la cellule au paysage. Objectifs du stage : Ce stage sera réalisé dans le cadre […]

Offre de Postdoc : GENOMIC ANALYSIS OF MUSEUM BUMBLEBEES, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON

A NERC-funded PDRA position is available for 34 months working at the Natural History Museum, London, with Professor Ian Barnes and Dr Selina Brace, on the recovery and analysis of DNA from bumblebee museum specimens. This work is part of a larger project investigating insect pollinator responses over a century of UK land-use change. The […]

Offre de Postdoc : SOCIAL EVOLUTION IN SWEAT BEES, EXETER

A 3 year full time postdoctoral position is available starting 1 January 2018 in the research group of Professor Jeremy Field, based in the Centre for Ecology & Conservation, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, UK. The successful applicant will work on a project investigating the evolution of queen-worker caste differences and social behaviour in sweat […]

Offre de Thèse : THE GENOMIC BASIS OF HOST-SYMBIONT DEPENDENCY, QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY, LONDON

Background: Organisms across the tree of life form partnerships with microbes for protection, metabolic and nutrition. In some cases, host and symbiont become so tightly associated that dependency evolves and the two organisms integrate both physically and genomically. Dependency on microbes is particularly prevalent among insects. These acquisitions have led many groups of insect to […]

Offre de Postdoc : ANT VENOMs

ANT VENOMS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES This position is open to PhD. students or postdocs who have been working on ant venom related research work and would like to continue postdoctoral research in our institution in Beijing. Applicants need to apply for a special fund from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to support postdoctoral […]

Le venin de fourmis contre le psoriasis ?

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Le psoriasis est une maladie auto-immune assez fréquente, qui touche environ 2 % de la population française. Ses causes sont méconnues, bien que des facteurs héréditaires interviennent. Le psoriasis est une maladie chronique inflammatoire de la peau souvent traitée avec des crèmes contenant des stéroïdes (dermocorticoïdes), mais aussi des analogues de la vitamine D3. Cependant, […]