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Congratulations, Dr. Thanvi Srikant!

Posted on November 19, 2021

Thanvi successfully defended her thesis on the interplay between DNA methylation and gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. read more

Congratulations, Thanvi!

Congratulations, Dr. Or Shalev Skriptchak!

Posted on June 29, 2021

Or successfully defended his PhD thesis on plant-microbe-microbe dynamics. read more

Congratulations, Or!

Congratulations, Dr. Cristina Barragan!

Posted on November 27, 2020

Cristina successfully defended her PhD thesis on genetic incompatibilities in Arabidopsis thaliana and Arabidopsis arenosa. read more

Congratulations - very well deserved summa cum laude degree!


Congratulations, Dr. Alba Gonzalez!

Posted on October 27, 2020

Alba successfully defended her PhD thesis on the co-evolution of Arabidopsis thaliana and its pathogen Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis. read more

Congratulations, Alba!

Congratulations, Dr. Sergio Latorre!

Posted on September 18, 2020

Sergio successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled 'Phylogenomic and population history inference using ancient DNA' read more

Congratulations, Sergio!

Congrats to Moi (again): Forbes 30 under 30

Posted on March 25, 2020

Recent WeigelWorld graduate Moi Expositio-Alonso selected by Forbes read more

Moises Exposito-Alonso named a member of the 2020 class of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Europe list in science and healthcare

Out of the thousands of nominees, the 30 finalists in each of the 10 categories comprise “the world’s most impactful community of young entrepreneurs and game-changers,” said the publication in announcing his selection.  

“Growing up in southern Spain, I saw how Mediterranean forests may be transformed by climate change into arid deserts,” said Moi. “My childhood desire to halt this destructive trend manifested in a career pursuing the answers to fundamental questions about genetics, ecology, and evolution, which I believe are key to solving the global biodiversity crisis.”

Moi received his PhD at the end of 2018 for work on plant adaptation to climate change. Today, he leads a team at the Carnegie Institution that conducts large-scale ecological and genome sequencing experiments to generate maps of a species’ genomic susceptibility to climate change that may guide policymakers and management efforts in how to respond to this global challenge.   


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