Heliconius Seminar

By Luca Livraghi

While under quarantine we will be presenting bi-weekly Zoom seminars featuring Heliconius researchers. Please contact Joana Meier (jm2278@cam.ac.uk) or Luca Livraghi (miles.livraghi@gmail.com) if you would like to be added to the email list for the talk announcements.

Talks start at 10AM Panama time unless noted otherwise.

11 May 2020Luca Livraghi (U Cambridge, UK)The gene cortex controls scale colour identity in Heliconius

25 May 2020
Joe Hanly (George Washington U, USA)Investigation of wing pattern mutants in a domesticated population of Heliconius melpomene

8 June 2020
Kelsey Byers (U Cambridge, UK)QTL for potential wing and genital pheromone compounds show clustering across the genome
June 22, 2020Chris Kozak (STRI)Population genomics of large mimetic radiations

July 6th, 2020Melanie Brien (U Sheffield / U Cambridge) The genetics and evolution of structural colour in Heliconius butterflies
July 20th, 2020Nate Edelman (Harvard, US) The molecular basis of hybrid female sterility in Heliconius pardalinus subspecies
August 3rd, 2020Nicol Rueda (Un del Rosario, Colombia)Importance of environmental variables in the distribution and natural hybridization of Heliconius butterflies.
September 7th, 2020Wyatt Toure (McGill U, USA / STRI, Panama)Heliconiini butterflies can learn time-dependent reward associations.
September 21st, 2020Erika Pinheiro-de-
Castro (U. Cambridge, UK)
Phenotypic plasticity in chemical defence allows butterflies to diversify host use strategies
October 5th, 2020Matteo Rossi (LMU, Munich)Genetics of visual mate preference in Heliconius butterflies
October 19th, 2020Gabriela Montejo-Kovacevich (U. Cambridge, UK)Local adaptation in Heliconius butterflies (beyond mimicry)
November 2nd, 2020Alexander Hausmann (LMU, Munich)Heliconius mating behaviours affected by light environment during early stages of divergence
November 16th, 2020Francesco Cicconardi (U. Bristol)A Flock of Genomes: New and revised genomic resources for 58 species of Heliconiini
November 30th, 2020Lucie Quest (U York, UK / LMU, Munich, Germany)Flight and wing shape in the Heliconiini
December 14th, 2020James Lewis (U Cornell, US)Adaptive diversification of red wing color patterns in Heliconius erato
January 25th, 2021Camille Le Roy (Institute of Systematic, Evolution and Biodiversity, France)Convergent morphology and divergent phenology: unravelling the coexistence of mimetic Morpho butterfly species
February 8th, 2021Paul Jay (CNRS, Montpellier, France)The evolution of supergenes: insight from mimicry polymorphism in Heliconius numata
February 22nd, 2021Kathy Darragh (U Davis, USA)Pheromones in Heliconius butterflies: Chemical ecology, genetics and behaviour
March 8th, 2021Steven van Belleghem (U Puerto Rico)Selection and isolation define a heterogeneous divergence landscape between hybridizing Heliconius butterflies
March 22nd, 2021Simon Martin (U Edinburgh, UK)Formation, reformation and deformation of structural barriers to gene flow in Danaus butterflies
April 19th, 2021 Joe Hanly (George Washington U, USA)Speciation genomics in North American Colias butterflies
May 10th, 2021Stephen Montgomery (U Bristol, UK)Mushroom body expansion in Heliconius butterflies
May 17th, 2021Brian Counterman (Auburn University, USA)Genetics of sexually dimorphic UV on Dogface wings
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