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My expertise field is evolutionary genetics and entomology. My research focuses on the genetics and evolution of insect reproductive modes and behaviour, including mechanisms of sexual and parthenogenetic reproduction, sex determination, haplodiploidy, photoperiodism and life history traits. My main research organisms are parasitoid wasps (Nasonia, Asobara, Leptopilina) and flies (Musca, Drosophila). I also have an interest in rearing insects for food and feed, insect pest control and biological control.

External positions

Editor-in-Chief, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata

Director, Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology (MEME)

Advisor, Amusca Breeding B.V.

Advisor, Tryptomera B.V.


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