News & events

June 2, 2017

We are happy to announce the Second Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Biogeography of the Carpathians, entitled Ecological and Evolutionary Facets of Biodiversity, that will take place in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), from the 28th to 30th of September 2017.

May 18, 2017

A new paper on evolutionary relationships in Viola, led by Grzegorz Migdałek (Pedagogical University in Kraków) in collaboration with our lab has been published in Plant Biology. It deals with population genetics of Viola reichenbachiana and V. riviniana, two closely related and co-occurring European forest violets, and their putative hybrids.

May 12, 2017

A new paper co-authored by Tomasz Suchan has been published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution. It presents a modification of the previously published hyRAD method (Suchan et al. 2016) to target a transcriptome, rather than whole genome.

April 24, 2017

Two colleagues have joined us again this spring: Tomasz Suchan and Magda Tomaszewicz. Tomek had already been involved in our earlier projects and now we are happy to announce that he has been appointed a researcher (assistant professor) in our group. He will be involved in particular in developing NGS protocols and pipelines in our lab.

April 18, 2017

A new paper led by Camille Pitteloud (University of Lausanne) and co-authored by Tomasz Suchan has been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. It addresses the question whether the niche shift evolution is faster in sympatrically than allopatrically evolving species, applied to a the Palearctic butterflies of genus Pyrgus.

February 25, 2017

Witold Dzierzęga, MSc student from the Pedagogical University in Kraków, joined our group for his two-week lab internship (extended for a further voluntary training). He will learn the basics molecular lab and take part in several ongoing projects. Welcome Witek!

January 8, 2017

A new paper led by Bogdan-Iuliu Hurdu (Institute of Biological Research, Cluj-Napoca, Romania) and co-authored by Michał Ronikier from our team has been published in Contribuţii Botanice.

December 22, 2016

A new paper led by Wojciech Paul and co-authored by our team has been published in Acta Biologica Cracoviensia s. Botanica. It presents a population genetic analysis of Viola uliginosa, a declining species of European wet habitats.

November 8, 2016

We start a new research project entitled Evolution and past range dynamics of the terrestrial Antarctic biota: insights from next-generation phylogeography of endemic mosses, a short description of which you can find here.

October 31, 2016

Our project DRYADE carried out within the Polish-Swiss Research Programme (PSRP) since 2012 came to an end. It was a fascinating scientific adventure, strengthening our cordial long-term research links with the Swiss partners and ensuring a lot of great activities – from challenging field works in arctic and high-mountain sites to generation of novel genetic data in the lab.

October 27, 2016

A special issue of the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society entitled Biogeography of the Carpathians: evolutionary and spatial facets of biodiversity has been published online (volume 119, issue 3).

October 20, 2016

A new paper led by Łukasz Kajtoch (Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals) and co-authored by Elżbieta Cieślak from our group has been published in Biodiversity and Conservation.

June 01, 2016

An illustrated article on the novel method hyRAD described in our recent paper in PLOS ONE has been published by the news website Science & Scholarship in Poland.

May 22, 2016

Our lab took part in the major yearly science dissemination event in Kraków: Festiwal nauki w Krakowie (Kraków Science Festival).

April 29, 2016

We hosted a photographer, Marcin Zięba aka FINCH, in our lab to document our work within the Polish-Swiss research project DRYADE (PSPB-161/10).

April 11, 2016

Two Master students from the Institute of Botany of the Jagiellonian University, Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk and Kaja Mamla, joined our group to carry out the molecular analyses planned within their MSc thesis projects.

April 5, 2016

A comment by Ethan Linck to our paper recently published in PLoS ONE and describing a novel method hyRAD (see the related entry) has been posted on the scientific blog The Molecular Ecologist.

April 1, 2016

Magdalena Tomaszewicz, graduated in 2015 from the University of Agriculture in Kraków, after a shorter voluntary assistance has joined our team for a five-months lab stay thanks to a financial support provided by the Employment Office in Kraków.

March 25, 2016

A preliminary overview of an initiative for comprehensive studies on the Carpathian endemism was presented by Bogdan Hurdu (Institute of Biological Research, Cluj-Napoca, Romania) at the 11th International Conference Advances in research on the flora and vegetation of the Carpato-Pannonian region organized in Budapest, February 12-14, 2016.

March 24, 2016

Michał Ronikier was elected a member of the Scientific Committee for Organismal Biology of the Division II (Biological and Agricultural Sciences) of the Polish Academy of Sciences for 2015–2018.