Here you can find the most recent updates about the different G-BiKE's activities and other more general issues related to biodiversity and genetics.
25/01/2023 To 15/02/2023
3rd Call for Virtual Mobility Grants in now open!
We would like to announce that the third call for G-Bike's Virtual Mobility (VM) Grants is now open for the VMs taking place between 1st February – 7th September 2023. Please visit Open calls section on our website for the detail information about the application process.
PhD Position announcement
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) is looking for a PhD candidate in the frames of the Biodiversa+ project "FuncNet - Improving the Functional Connectivity of Grassland Networks for Plant-Pollinator Interactions". The successful candidate will work on the genetic and population ecological aspects of a grassland plant, in combination with pollinator observations and analyses. Application deadline is 10.02.2023. The position is for 3 years with a start date as soon as possible. For more information, check the attached document.
New episode of the "Genes on Wheels" series - Hybrids
Have you ever heard of hybrids? Can you cross an eagle and a horse and get a Hippogriff in real life? Read all about it in the latest episode from the "Genes on Wheels" series. This episode is dedicated to our fellow G-BiKEr, Michael Bruford. Mike is a world-known molecular ecologist, a conservationist extraordinaire, and a dedicated G-BiKEr. We love you, Mike!!!
Norwegian Biodiversity & Genomics Conference 2023
G-BiKE coorganizes the first annual Norwegian Biodiversity & Genomics Conference in Oslo on February 8-10th, 2023! This meeting will celebrate biodiversity, genomics with applications to biodiverse species, and their intersection - biodiversity genomics. Registration and abstract submission are now open.
New Perspective article by Hoban et al.
Hoban et al. published a Perspective article in Conservation Genetics that comments on how goals and targets of the GBF have evolved, the improvements that are still needed, lessons learned from this process, and connections between goals and targets and the actions and reporting that will be needed to maintain, protect, manage and monitor genetic diversity. Authors stress how it is possible and necessary that the GBF strives to maintain genetic diversity within and among populations of all species, to restore genetic connectivity, and to develop national genetic conservation strategies, and to report on these using proposed, feasible indicators.