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Publication in PNAS

The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is central for self-/non–self-recognition and acquired immunity. The extreme polymorphism of MHC genes, promoted by parasite-mediated selection, contrasts with limited within-individual diversity. The prevailing explanation is a trade-off between increased pathogen recognition and the anti-autoimmune T cell receptor (TCR) depletion mechanism. However, the predicted inverse relationship between individual MHC diversity [...]

March 4th, 2019|Publications|

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

27.02.2019 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled 'The genomic impact of Bioinvasions - a case study of two aliens' will be given by Olaf Thalmann (University of Medical Sciences, Poznań). When: 27.02.2019, 12:15 Where: Collegium Biologicum, Mała Aula

Seminar on Unsolved problems of the Aral Sea

18.02.2019 The lecture entitled 'Unsolved problems of the Aral Sea, perhaps the worst environmental disaster of the 20th – 21st centuries' will be given by Nikolay V. Aladin (The Laboratory of Brackishwater Hydrobiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Petersburg). When: 18.02.2019, 10:00 Where: Collegium Biologicum, Parter hall

Publication in Journal of Human Evolution on arboreal locomotion in feathertail gliders (Acrobates pygmaeus)

A paper by Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) and collaborators (from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) about arboreal locomotion in the feathertail glider (Acrobates pygmaeus) appeared in the Journal of Human Evolution (Q1 in Anthropology). The authors demonstrate a strong preference of A. pygmaeus for small and horizontal substrates, avoidance of large and [...]

January 31st, 2019|Publications|

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

23.01.2019 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled 'Ecophysiological factors and life history strategies in marine top predators' will be given by Roger Colominas-Ciuro (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland). When: 23.01.2019, 12:15 Where: Collegium Biologicum, Mała Aula

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

09.01.2019 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled 'Effect of climate change and human activity on population dynamics of small mammals' will be given by Karol Zub (Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Science, Białowieża). When: 09.01.2019, 12:15 Where: Collegium Biologicum, Mała Aula

Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarships

PhD, Master and Bachelor students of our Institute: MSc Agnieszka Majer, MSc Alicja Laska, BSc Kamila Karpicka-Ignatowska, Anna Radwańska, BSc Jakub Buda, BSc Mateusz Zmudziński have been awarded scholarships from the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements for the academic year 2016/2017. Congratulations!

December 30th, 2018|Prizes and awards|

Publication in Molecular Ecology

Jacek Radwan, Magdalena Migalska and Alvaro Sebastian, in collaboration with colleagues from Institute of Nature Conservation PASand Lund University, in a paper published in Molecular Ecology, documented selection acting on major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes in sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus). MHC proteins are crucial in pathogen recognition, it is still poorly under-stood how pathogen-mediated selection promotes and maintains MHC diversity, and especially [...]

December 19th, 2018|Publications|

Paper in Journal of Mammalogy on the influence of masting on the cross-habitat dispersal of competing rodents in Bieszczady Mts

In the Journal of Mammalogy (Q1 in Zoology), Rafał Zwolak, Michał Bogdziewicz and Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology), and collaborators from the Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS, published a paper on the influence of beech masting on the cross-habitat dispersal (from forests to meadows) of competing rodents in Bieszczady Mts. Authors tested 3 [...]

December 16th, 2018|Publications|

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

12.12.2018 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled 'Harsh conditions shift the balance between pre- and postcopulatory sexual selection' will be given by Silvia Cattelan (University of Padua). When: 12.12.2018, 12:15 Where: Collegium Biologicum, Sala Owalna