Joep Burger

Research interest

I am interested in the ecology, evolution and genetics of the phenotype. The phenotypes I am particularly interested in are life-history traits, behavior, longevity, learning and immunity. I have worked primarily with two insect species: an insect parasitoid as a model organism to understand foraging behavior, and Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism for evolutionary genetics. My current research addresses the evolutionary genetics of cognitive senescence and adaptive immunity in invertebrates.

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Curriculum Vitae

2006-present:
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Fribourg/Lausanne
2003-2006:
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, USA
2003:
Research assistant, Netherlands Institute of Ecology
2002:
PhD, Department of Entomology, Wageningen University
1997:
MSc, Wageningen University
1997:
BSc, Wageningen University

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Biophore - CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
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