Keys to evolutionary success: untangling drivers of hyperdiversification

NEWS

WELCOME TO THOMAS

5th January 2021 Thomas Lemarcis joins the team! He is starting his PhD on the phylogeny of neogastropod, with a special emphasis on Raphitomidae and the sequencing of old-collection samples. Let's hope that the covid situation will improve soon to start the lab work asap! 2020-01-05

2500 SAMPLES PROCESSED FOR CLAUDIA

5th January 2021 In 3 months, Claudia already sorted and updated the database for more than 2,500 samples of neogastropods! Only a few tens of thousands to go ;) 2021-01-05

Welcome to Dario

4th November 2020 Welcome to Dario (Research ingeneer)! Unfortunately, his arrival in the project coincide with the second lockdown in France... Consequently, the lab work will have to wait a little bit - in the meantime, we play in silico with the available COI sequences! 2020-11-04

SAMPLING FOR THE ERC

Last week was the opportunity for Nico and Maria Vittoria to collect fresh material for the ERC, as part of the "La Planète Revisitée" expedition in Corsica. On the picture, Maria Vittoria is dissecting a sample of Monoplex (Cymatiidae, Tonnoidea) to preserve it in liquid nitrogen for genomic and transcriptomic sequencing. You can follow the expedition here: laplaneterevisitee-corse.mnhn.fr 2020-10-26

KICK-OFF MEETING

7th October 2020: Today was organized the kick-off meeting of the project! Due to the sanitary crisis, a limited number of persons enjoyed a short presentation of the project, both on the scientific and administrative sides, followed by a little drink. 2020-10-07

WELCOME TO TANYA AND CLAUDIA

1st of October 2020: Welcome to Tanya (Project Manager) and Claudia (Collection Manager), who join Nicolas Puillandre to constitute the ERC HYPERDIVERSE team V1.0! The work thus officially started with the first administrative tasks (the first one being the organization of the kick-off meeting) and the curation of the samples of the Tonnoidea superfamily. 2020-10-01

OFFICIAL START

1st October 2020: Official starting date of the HYPERDIVERSE project! In spite of the difficult sanitary conditions, the HYPERDIVERSE project has officially started! Let’s hope that these 5 upcoming years will be fruitful, both for the project in itself, with significant progress toward a better understanding of the evolution of the neogastropods, and for the members of the project in terms of personal achievements! 2020-10-01