Takeshi Kawakami
(principal investigator)

I have broad interests in the fields of genetics of speciation and adaptation but am particularly interested in how variation in recombination rate impacts process of speciation and adaptation. I have been using both animals and plants to explore my research interests. For more specific information about my research interests, please see onging project and publications.

Brief CV
2015- Swedish Research Council INCA fellow, Uppsala University, Sweden Visiting Research Fellow, University of Sheffield, UK
2013-2014 Researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden
2011-2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden
2008-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Kansas State University, USA
2004-2008 PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia

Octavio Manuel Palacios Gimenez 

Octavio is a postdoc funded by Sven och Lily Lawskis foundation. He is interested in genome evolution and sex chromosomes in the grasshopper Vandiemenella viatica. The species is ideal to test what kind of changes in sex chromosome structure occur at early stages of speciation. His long-term-goals are to characterize the content, function and evolutionary trajectories of genes and repeats in V. viaticaneo-Y chromosomes by using “cytogenomics” (genomics + cytogenetics). His short-term goal is to survive in Swedish winter.

Brief CV
2014-2017 PhD, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil

Marc Palmada Flores
(Visiting student)

Marc is a visiting student from the University of Girona, sponsored by  Erasmus+ Traineeship. He is keen on studying evolutionary genetics of speciation. His project focuses on differential gene expression between populations of grasshoppers with different sex chromosomes.

Brief CV
2015-Present BSc in Biology, University of Girona, Spain
2013-2015 International Baccalaureate, INS Jaume Vicens Vives

Ivar Westerberg (2018) BSc student, Uppsala University