mailing address:

Uppsala University
Evolutionary Biology Center
Dept. of Animal Ecology
Norbyvägen 18D
752 36 Uppsala, Sweden


Claus Rueffler - PI, Associate Professor

Tel: +46 (0)18 471 2639
2013-present Associate professor, Uppsala University, Sweden
2008-2013 Junior group leader, University of Vienna, Austria
2009 Research Affiliate (3 month), Yale University, USA (Advisor: Günter Wagner)
2005-2007 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Toronto, Canada (Advisor: Prof. Peter Abrams)
2006  PhD, Leiden University, The Netherlands (Advisor: Hans Metz)

Associate editor for Evolution (2016-2018)

Marco Saltini - Postdoc


Mattias Siljestam - PhD student

Tel: +46 (0)18 471 2639

Mattias is interested in the evolution of population level polymorphism that can be interpreted as division of labor.


Paula Vasconcelos - PhD student

Tel: +46 (0)18-471 6428

Paula investigates the interplay between organismal complexity and the emergence of diversity at evolutionary branching points.


Gil Henriques
Gil did a research project with us in 2015 as part of his studies in the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology (MEME). He investigated how an explicit multi-locus genetic architecture can influence the potential for evolutionary diversification if two traits jointly experience disruptive selection. Gil is now a PhD student at UBC Vancouver.

Last modified: 2022-09-30