After months of review, Rob Dugand’s paper reporting the simultaneous estimation of multivariate mutational and genetic variance in an outbred population has been accepted. Look out for it coming soon to PNAS. We are very excited to see the first paper come from this massive experiment. Shout out the co-authors, David Aguirre (now an Associate Professor at Massey University), Emma Hine & Mark Blows.
The data collection for the MCN experiment that started in late 2016 is done! After 14 generations of mutation accumulation, a total of 60,000 wings have been phenotyped. A massive congratulations to everyone that was involved with the data collection. Rob now gets to have fun and play around with analysing this massive data set.
Julie Collet, Katrina McGuigan, Scott Allen, Steve Chenoweth and Mark Blows awarded ‘Editor’s Choice Award’ by The Genetics Society of America for the journal article ‘Mutational Pleiotropy and the Strength of Stabilizing Selection Within and Between Functional Modules of Gene Expression’.
After submitting his PhD thesis, we say goodbye to Adam – and wish him luck with his research where he has been offered a postdoc position in Justin Borevitz’s lab at The Australian National University.