Biosystematics, informatics and genomics of the big 4 insect groups: training tomorrow's researchers and entrepreneurs


Anne-Sarah Ganske
Anne-Sarah is currently working in the 3rd Zoological Department of the Natural History Museum Vienna in Austria. Her research focuses on the phylogeny of the large centipede genus Lithobius (Chilopoda, Myriapoda) with ca. 500 species using state-of-the-art morphological and molecular techniques. The morphological part relies on an intense microanatomical investigatio... show more
Miroslav Valan
Miroslav Valan is currently working in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics at the Swedish Museum of Natural History (SMNH) and Savantic AB both from Stockholm, Sweden. His BIG4 project is "Accelerating taxonomic research using image recognition systems and citizen science contribution". The project is supervised by Fredrik Ronquist (SMNH) and co-su... show more
Hamid Reza Ghanavi
Hamid’s PhD thesis is focused on "The evolutionary history of Lepidoptera". He works in Lund University, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Niklas Wahlberg on developing a robust phylogeny of all Lepidoptera including rare lineages and specially focusing on presenting a timeframe for the evolutionary processes which shaped the actual phylogenetic relat... show more
Ashish Tomar
Ashish Tomar is currently working at Era7 Bioinformatics, Spain as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR). His project in the BIG4 consortium is to design and implement a cloud based system for the storage and analysis of genomic and metagenomic data and a layer on top of Bio4j for facilitating the use of this platform for systematists working with insects. This project is s... show more