Nina and Isobel created an entry for the global “Dance your PhD” competition – watch it here!
Both to do with Hanna’s Finnish cultural award; we needed to do something outdoorsy so that we’re not too cultural all the time. First, we dragged ourselves all the way up Pilatus from lake level. Isobel got to do her marmot face selfie and we all got rather sweaty. The following weekend was less sweaty but no less fun – rafting down the Rheinschlucht, but no selfies or any other photo evidence survived.
Together with Erik Svensson (Lund), Florence Débarre (Paris) and Tim Connallon (Monash, Australia), we got multi-year funding for an ESEB Special Topics network. We will be running workshops for students and researchers around the topic “Linking local adaptation with the evolution of sex differences”. That’s fantastic news, now we have to figure out what the first concrete thing will be!
This Finnish prize for significant cultural achievement is awarded once a year and – guess what:
Hanna Kokko is one of this years recipients of the award!
Congratulations from the whole team, that’s really great!!!
By the way, from a reliable source we know that the national anthem was compulsory. It’s not easy to stand next to a famous rapper, sing the national anthem, not really remembering the lyrics…
Find some impressions, here (in Finnish).
Or at least a tiny bit about it in English.
At this years Swiss Conference on Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, Biogeography and Conservation kokkonut Nina Gerber was the lucky winner of the best student talk award in the category Evolution.
To see the whole adventure of our group hike to the Pilatus have a look at the gallery…