May 17, 2019

It's the time of the year again. Hope for the best for all of you.

March 11, 2019

The CAU-NextOmics Joint Laboratory of Insect Genomics celebrated its grant opening! Having fun with Nanopore. 

January 14, 2019

Phylogenomics suggested that early flying insects probably started on land habitat, NOT aquatic. 

Wipfler, B.*#, H. Letsch#, P. B. Frandsen#, P. Kapli#, C. Mayer#, D. Bartel, T. R. Buckley, A. Donath, J. S. Edgerly-Rooks, M. Fujita, S. Liu, R. Machida, Y. Mashimo, B. Misof, O. Niehuis, R. S. Peters, 
M. Petersen, L. Podsiadlowski, K. Schütte, S. Shimizu, T...

December 2, 2018


Johnson, K. P.*, C. H. Dietrich, F. Friedrich, R. G. Beutel, B. Wipfler, R. S. Peters, J. M. Allen, M. Petersen, A. Donath, K. K. O. Walden, A. M. Kozlov, L. Podsiadlowski, C. Mayer, K. Meusemann, A. Vasilikopoulos, R. M. Waterhouse, S. L. Cameron, C. Weirauch, D. R. Swanson, D. M. Percy, N. B. Hardy, I. Terry, S. Liu, X. Zhou, B. Miso...

November 24, 2018

The caddisfly Stenopsyche tienmushanensis Hwang was among the first described trichopterans by Chinese researchers. Sixty years after its scientific discovery to humans, the genome sequence of the species is now described for the first time, representing the best caddisfly genome by far. The new genome reveals potential linkage between genomic features (e...

August 23, 2018

Five talks in 2 days. Big congratulations to Lizhen for receiving a second place in the Best Student Talk!

May 27, 2018

How do they perform on benthic macro-invertebrates? Here is the results.

Bista, I.*, G. R. Carvalho, M. Tang, K. Walsh, X. Zhou, M. Hajibabaei, S. Shokralla, D. Bradley, S. Liu, M. Christmas, and S. Creer*. 2017. Performance of amplicon and shotgun sequencing for accurate biomass estimation in invertebrate community samples. Molecular Ecology Resources 18(...

May 18, 2018

Big congrats to Lizhen for finishing up with her Ms program and staying with us for PhD. Have fun with the AMPs!

March 22, 2018

The recent study from 1KITE using more than 3000 genes from 19 taxa concluded a phylogeny where Pipunculidae is the sister taxon to Schizophora, the largest group of flies. This finding leaves "Syrphoidea" paraphyletic.

Pauli, T., T. O. Burt, K. Meusemann, K. Bayless, A. Donath, L. Podsiadlowski, C. Mayer, A. Kozlov, A. Vasilikopoulos, S. Liu, X. Zhou, D....

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