I am interested in the evolution of social behaviour. My research draws on kin selection theory, population genetics and behavioural ecology. More information on my research activities can be found here: Group Chapuisat
Born on September 1st, 1967 in Vevey, Switzerland
Lecturer (Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche, Privat-Docent), Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne
Junior lecturer (Maître Assistant et Chargé de Cours), Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne
Privat-Docent, University of Lausanne
Senior assistant, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne
Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Genetics, La Trobe University, with Prof. R. H. Crozier
Graduate Research Fellow, Museum of Zoology, Lausanne
Ph.D, University of Lausanne, with Prof. Daniel Cherix
I am in charge of two innovative interdisciplinary teaching programs.
First, I am organising the Biology and Society program for the Bachelor in Biology. I am particularly involved in a course and seminar on ethics and relationships between science and society.
Second, I am coordinating the (Sciences)2 program, which offers courses in life sciences and physical sciences to students in the humanities. In this context, I teach a course and organise practicals in evolutionary biology. This teaching is specially designed for students in the humanities, such as arts, social sciences, psychology or theology.
I also teach a course on social evolution to biology students in the third year of the Bachelor.
Organisation of congresses and seminars
Co-organiser of Biology08 the annual congress of organismal and integrative biology of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical and Mycological Societies, University of Lausanne
Organiser of a symposium on The nature of human cooperation, University of Lausanne
Co-organiser of the interdisciplinary seminar series Déterminismes et liberté, University of Lausanne
2002 Organiser of a symposium on population genetics and genomics, Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Sapporo
2001 Organiser of a symposium on conflicts in societies, Meeting of the European Sections of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Berlin.
2005-2008 Reviewing Editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Biology
2009-2012 Associate Editor, Proceedings of the Royal Society B
2005-2009 Secretary of the Swiss Zoological Society
Member of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, International Society for Behavioral Ecology, International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Société Académique Vaudoise, Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles, Société Suisse de Zoologie, Society for the Study of Evolution.