Meet the team

Alina Mikhailova, PhD student, since 2020

a.mikhailova[at]uni-muenster.de

Genomic evolution of eusociality in termites

  • Mikhailova, A., Rinke, S., & Harrison, M. C. (2023). Genomic signatures of eusocial evolution in insects. Invited review, accepted

  • Mikhailova, A., Dohmen, E., & Harrison, M. C. (2023). Major changes in domain arrangements are associated with the evolution of termite castes. bioRxiv, 2023-05.

  • Fouks, B.*, Harrison, M. C.*, Mikhailova, A. A., Marchal, E., English, S., Carruthers, M., ... & Tobe, S. S."Live-bearing cockroach genome reveals convergent evolutionary mechanisms linked to viviparity in insects and beyond" - iScience, 2023

*equal contributions

Sarah Rinke, PhD student, since 2022

s.rinke[at]uni-muenster.de

Genomic evolution of sub- and eusociality in burying beetles and weevils.

  • *Mikhailova, A., *Rinke, S., & Harrison, M. C. (2023). Genomic signatures of eusocial evolution in insects. Invited review, accepted

*equal contributions

Shivali Sinhmar, intern, since November 2023

shivali.sinhmar[at]gmail.com

Evolution of caste-specific regulatory elements in termites

Elisabeth Bretsch, BSc student, since November 2023

ebretsch[at]uni-muenster.de

Investigating the molecular footprints of eusociality and longevity in termites and mole-rats

Former students
  • Alina Jänsch, BSc thesis: "Investigating the molecular footprints of eusociality with machine learning." August 2023

  • Lea Steinbach, BSc thesis: "How sociality shapes Blattodean genomes." December 2022

  • Judith Ryll, BSc thesis: "Influence of Sociality and Selection on Blattodean Genomes." August 2019

  • Jan Berghöfer, MSc thesis: "Annotation and Analysis of Ionotropic Receptors in Blattodea." June 2019

  • Lukas PM Kremer, MSc thesis: "Dynamics of Gene Families Implicated in the Evolution of Termite Eusociality." July 2017