EntSoc was a little weird this year being all virtual and all, but it seems like the recorded talks were still well attended and the meeting was successful overall (I didn't attend this year because I'm pulling my hair out with regular academic duties...). That also didn't stop Sam Heraghty from giving a great talk on his population genomics work with bumbles. As part of the Mountain Bees Genome Project, Sam has sequenced hundreds of whole genomes from across the ranges of B. vosnesenskii and B. vancouverensis/B. bifarius to look for candidate genes adapted to climate using a landscape genomics approach (to expand on our prior work by Dr Jackson), and it was clearly well-received because he won second place for grad student talks! Papers coming soon!
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