Dr. Bart Nieuwenhuis – PI

I did my PhD in the Genetics Lab at Wageningen University under the supervision of Duur Aanen and Rolf Hoekstra, where I studied the potential of sexual selection in fungi (thesis pdf). In 2013, I moved to Uppsala in Sweden, to work with Simone Immler (now at University of East Anglia) at the Uppsala University. In Uppsala, I started working with fission yeast and, in collaboration with Hanna Johannesson, with the orange breadmold Neurospora crassa. Mid-2017, I started my own research group studying the evolution and maintenance of sexual asymmetries at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in the Division of Evolutionary Biology.

Bachelor and Master Students

2017-2018 – Franziska Brenninger – EES IRT1 and 2 student
Project: Experimental tests of the PBS model for the evolution of anisogamy
2018 – Rasha Shraim – Biology Master student
Project: Unbalanced switching in natural populations of fission yeast
2018 – Augusto Liberti – EES IRT2 student
Project: The function of mating-type factor asymmetry in fission yeast

Past members

2018 Ingo Müller – BSc Thesis student
Thesis Project: the cost of spore killing during asexual reproduction in fission yeast

2017-2018 – Hamed Al Ghaithi – Biology MSc Thesis student
Thesis Project: Role of genomic rearrangements on reproductive isolation in fission yeast

2017-2018 – Emil Ibragimov – MSc Project student
Project: Natural variation in the frequency of mating-type switching