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Offre de thèse : L’évolution des guêpes africaines à l’Université de Bristol au Royaume-Uni

Nous recherchons un excellent étudiant pour un doctorat ambitieux en évolution sociale. Vous effectuerez des travaux sur le terrain et en laboratoire sur les guêpes les plus reconnaissables d’Afrique (Belonogaster), analyserez les collections de classe mondiale du Natural History Museum de Londres, construirez des modèles théoriques et développerez des collaborations avec des groupes de recherche en Afrique. Rejoignez-nous à l’Université de Bristol au Royaume-Uni.


Pour plus d’informations, visitez et envoyez un e-mail à (research website:

Ce doctorat fait partie du GW4+ “Doctoral Training Partnership” (DTP), un programme de financement au Royaume-Uni. Les candidats doivent être capables de démontrer un fort intérêt pour le comportement animal et la biologie évolutive.

La date limite pour soumettre une candidature DTP complète est le 9 janvier 2024. Les étudiants intéressés doivent nous contacter par e-mail bien avant la date limite pour discuter de toutes vos questions sur le projet et votre aptitude.


IUSSI North-West European section winter meeting 2020 – Open for registration and abstract submission

Registration is now open for the winter meeting of the IUSSI with a deadline of the 15th of November for abstract submission.

The conference will take place over Zoom on 3 afternoons from the 16th to the 18th of December with keynote talks from:
Lotta Sundström (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Yusuf Abdullahi Ahmed (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Inge Armbrecht (Universidad del Valle, Colombia)
Andreas Schramm (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark)
Sylvia Cremer (IST Austria)
Seirian Sumner (University College London, UK)

The cost of attendance is £15 (£7.50 for students) and the details and link to registration are here if you’re interested:

30ème congrès UIEIS – Inscriptions fin mars/début avril – Avignon 28-30 août 2019

 Ouverture des inscriptions du 30ème congrès de l’UIEIS à Avignon

Site web pour les inscriptions :
Un deuxième flyer avec l’adresse du site sera diffusé à cette période.

Comité scientifique

Cédric Alaux
Luc Belzunces
Axel Decourtye
Yves Le Conte
Fanny Mondet
Maryline Pioz


Comité d’organisation

Cédric Alaux (responsable)
Maryline Pioz (co-responsable)
Luc Belzunces
Dominique Beslay
Mercedes Charreton
Corinne Chêne
Claude Collet
Axel Decourtye
Ambre Di Pasquale
Mickaël Henry
Yves Le Conte
Fanny Mondet
Guy Rodet




Offre de stage de Master : Abeille / Guêpes / Fourmi d’Argentine

The Gibson lab in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA invites applications for a Masters Degree in insect evolutionary genetics to begin Spring 2019. The research focus of the lab is on the genetic/genomic basis of traits in social and solitary Hymenopteran insects.

Current projects/systems in the lab include:

1) speciation and physiology in Nasonia parasitoid wasps

(2) the genetic basis of aggression in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

3) studies investigating genetics and chemical ecology of invasive Argentine ants (Linepithema humile).

Students are welcome to join existing projects or to develop projects within the scope of the lab. For more information, visit the Gibson Lab website (

Student support is available through teaching and research assistantships. In addition, there are competitive fellowships available
through the Department and the College of Science and Mathematics. The application deadline for full consideration is October 1st, 2018.

Georgia Southern is a 27,000-student comprehensive
research university with three campuses in southeast Georgia
( The Department of Biology at the
Statesboro campus has many resources available to students, including a
new LEED certified research and teaching building, many possibilities for
collaboration with our >40 faculty, and facilities for insect rearing,
high throughput sequencing preparation, and microscopy.

Interested students should contact Dr. Josh Gibson at prior to applying to the program. Additional
information about the graduate program and the department can be found
in the links below.

Graduate Program
Department of Biology

Joshua D. Gibson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
P.O. Box 8042-1
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30460
Office: (912) 478-7826

Joshua Gibson <>


The Sheehan lab ( 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 evolution of this complex behavior, coupled with small genomes and very high recombination rates make paper wasps an unusually tractable systems for investigating the genetic basis of behavioral and cognitive evolution.

We are currently seeking postdocs to begin work on two inter-related aspects of a recently funded project:

1. The evolution of neural architecture underlying social cognition

Using a combination of staining, imaging and recording techniques the postdoc will determine regions of the wasp brain that are involved in processing individually distinctive facial signals.

For this aspect of the work, prior experience working with insect neurobiology is strongly desired.

2. Population, comparative and functional genomic approaches to identifying the genomic basis of social cognition

Preliminary work in the lab has identified a number of narrowly defined candidate regions under selection that have likely been evolving in response to selection for novel cognitive abilities related to individual recognition in P. fuscatus. We are now interested to further characterize their effects on brain development or processing.

For this aspect of the work, prior experience working in genomics is highly desirable.

Start dates for positions are flexible. Funding is available now, though I would anticipate start dates after January or even into the summer. In both cases, postdocs in the lab will be encouraged to develop independent projects related to the broader goals of the lab on the evolution of social behavior.

If the neural and/or genomic basis of social cognition is interesting to you, please get in touch!

The Sheehan lab is housed in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University (, which brings together neurobiology and the study of the evolution of behavior. Cornell is a leading center for the development and implementation of neural imaging technology ( and also has a very strong presence of comparative and evolutionary genomics on campus (

Those interested in a postdoctoral position in the lab should contact Michael Sheehan directly (<>) and send along your statement of your interests and a CV. There is no deadline per se, review will be rolling until positions are filled

Michael J Sheehan
Assistant Professor
Nancy and Peter Meinig Investigator in the Life Sciences
Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell University
W303 Mudd Hall
215 Tower Rd
Ithaca NY, 14853

2018 – Guaruja, Brésil – XVIII Congrès International de l’IUSSI, 5-10 août


Dear Colleagues,
It is a pleasure to invite you to attend the XVIII IUSSI International Congress that will be held in Guarujá, Brazil, between August 5 to 10, 2018.

From June 1 till October 20, 2017, we will be receiving symposia proposals for the XVIII IUSSI International Congress
As shown in the general Program structure (see Program in Menu,, we have scheduled 8 slots for symposia (7 with 2.5 hours duration each and 1 with 2 h), and for each of these slots we can have up to 5 parallel sessions.
So as to keep parallel sessions parallel, each speaker slot would be projected for 15 min (including discussion). So in case you plan to have an introductory speaker, he/she would have to be programmed for a 30 min time frame.

Proposals should be structured as follows:
– Symposium title
– Chair and co-chair names
– Chair and co-chair contact addresses and e-mails
– List of potential speakers and time proposed for each (15 or 30 min)
Please inform which speakers you have already contacted and which ones already agreed, at least tentatively
Symposia proposals must be submitted in English

In case you think that a 2.5 hour time frame is not sufficient for your symposium, please indicate this so that the symposium can have a continuation in the subsequent symposia slot (morning/afternoon in such cases). Also, please mention whether you would have slots available for non-invited abstract submissions that may fit the topic of your symposium.

Please send applications (in Word format) to our Gmail account:
Use the subject heading: [IUSSI 2018 Symposium Proposal]
Deadline: Please submit proposals no later than October 20, 2017

Evaluation of symposia proposals: all proposals will be discussed between the members of the International Scientific Committee and the Local Organizing Committee for the best fit in terms of scientific and logistic structure.

For a successful and interesting 2018 congress we would especially appreciate to receive suggestions that envisage the crosstalk between different areas of research on social insects. This was the concept already proposed for the 2014 meeting and it brought us many fruitful discussions.
Suggestions made by the evaluation committees will be communicated to the proponents so that eventual adjustments can be made.

Thus, we think that by January 2018 we should have an attractive program proposal ready.

Please note the following important dates for the 18th International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI2018).

2 March 2018: Deadline for abstract submission(Extended from original date of 16 February).
30 March 2018: Notification of acceptance of abstracts is expected.
15 April 2018: Deadline for early-bird (discounted) registration.
22 July 2018: On-line registration closes.

For more details :


Most regional sections of the IUSSI are or will be offering some financial assistance for students to attend IUSSI2018. Please contact your local section, as the details of the application procedure and deadlines vary.

For those who are members of the IUSSI, but do not have a local section, applications can be made to the general secretary. Please see the news section of the IUSSI international web site for details:

Please note that the early-bird registration deadline for the congress has been set to well after the expected date on which acceptance of abstracts will be confirmed, so that students should be able to know whether they have been accepted for a talk or poster (a common requirement for the grant applications) before registering.


Offre de postdoc : Bioinformaticsbiology for social wasp evolution


Two Year Postdoc Position Available in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology – closing April 8th 2017

We seek a bioinformatician or computationally-minded postdoc to join our group, to work with an international team on a NERC-funded project on the molecular basis of phenotypic transitions in social evolution. The successful candidate will be expected to exploit the latest bioinformatics approaches to analyse genomes, gene expression and proteomic data obtained from a range of social wasp species. Most of the field samples for the project already exist, and the first sequencing data is now available; the newly appointed postdoc will therefore be able to start analyses immediately.The postdoc will be based in London, and work closely with existing postdoc Dr Daisy Taylor, and in collaboration with co-investigators in Bristol University (Dr Gary Barker and Dr David Matthews), Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona (Prof Roderic Guigo) and the University of Natural Resources and Life sciences, Vienna (Prof Heinz Himmelbauer).

The successful candidate must hold (or about to be awarded) a PhD degree in Genetics/Genomics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or other relevant subject area. Demonstrated experience with bioinformatic analysis of next-generation sequencing data, including transcriptomic (RNAseq) and proteomic (GC-MS) data, as well as familiarity with R, PERL or similar tools are essential. Research experience with behavioural ecology, evolutionary biology, or social insect ecology is desirable but not essential. However, an interest in the biological questions is essential.

At the outset, this post is being advertised for 18 months, but it is likely to be extended to 2 years. The postdoc will need to be based in London, but will be required to visit and liaise with collaborators in Bristol, Spain and Vienna. International applicants, and applications from women are very much encouraged.

Further Details and how to apply
Further particulars and the process for applications are available here. Please contact Seirian ( for informal enquiries.

Closing date for applications is April 8th 2017