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Latest happenings in the Gokhale Group


2019-09-25 // BfN meeting at the MPI
The Bundesamt fuer Naturschuetz, who fund the gene drive project in the group were visiting the Institute. @PrateekVerma gave a fantastic talk that was appreciated by all present! Bravo!
2019-09-18 // Move to the “Pink Residence”
The T-Eco-Evo group has successfully moved in with the rest of the Theory Department (Group of @JennaGallie still away :( ). Looking forward to the deeper interactions while keeping in touch with the rest of the Institute!
2019-08-29 // Departmental Retreat 2019
Our group participated in the yearly departmental retreat at Schlagsülsdorf - the reatreat was a great success with informal discussions about the workings of the department/institute and the MPS in general.
2019-07-22 // MMEE2019 was a great success in Lyon
@Chaitanya presented his work with @MarcusFrean and @JoeBulbulia on belief: catalyst for cooperation.
2019-06-04 // Breathing Life into Chemistry!
Meeting begins at the MPI today on Breathing Life into Chemistry
2019-05-13 // Welcome @PrateekVerma
@PrateekVerma joins t-eco-evo as a new postdoc focusing on Risk assessment of gene drive systems. Welcome Prateek!
2019-05-03 // @JosefHofbauer and @ChristinaPawlowitsch visit
It was a fantastic visit by excellent researchers @Pawlowitsch talking about evolutionary games back from the p.o.v of economics and the legend @JosefHofbauer discussing costly signaling games. Wahnsinn!
2019-04-01 // @JaiDenton won the KAKENHI grant
@Jaidenton won the KAKENHI grant (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) as a PI for our joint project on Understanding How The Environment Shapes Mutualism. Congratulations!
2019-03-21 // @ChristelKamp visiting from PEI
@ChristelKamp is visiting the group from the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute. Fun discussio nand future project discussions from codon evolution to phage therapy!
2019-02-28 // @Maria visiting Rothamsted
@Maria is visiting @NicholHawkins and others at the Rothamsted Research in the UK to discuss her work on Eco-evo informed Sustainable Agriculture!
2019-02-14 // @ErnestLiu visiting the group
@ErnestLiu from Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute is visiting us for a couple of days. Today he gave fantastic talk about the origin of self-replication.
2019-01-26 // Innovation in Spiders!
Working with @AnneWignall from Massey University @Chaitanya has pushed a manuscript on to the bioRxiv about Portia behaviour!
2019-01-23 // Paper in Life
A review paper with @JaiDenton has been accepted in the special issue of the journal Life on Synthetic Biology: From Living Computers to Terraformation where we define and discuss the state-of-the-art of synthetic biology and its potential uses in mutualism ranging from taking care of Earth to terrraforming Mars!
2019-01-14 // Happy New Year!
After a week in the Philippines for iWOMB @Chaitanya is back in the lab. Also we published a paper in J.R.Soc.Open Science with @HyeJinPark. Great start to the New Year!!
2018-12-10 // Department Christmas Dinner
Had our department Christmas dinner after a nice walk through Prinzeninsel!
2018-12-07 // Vaibhvi finishes rotation
Vaibhvi from the IMPRS finished her rotation in the group. She worked on a fascinating project Nutrition-Immunity relationship in a social context. Good luck to Vaibhvi and hopefully we continue the work in the future!
2018-12-04 // GL Retreat
The group leader retreat took place at Koppelsberg, yesterday and today. Interesting talks and discussion about the ecology and evolution of group leaders and the Institute!
2018-11-15 // Department group picture
We took a new (old) group picture for the department… coming soon!!