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Description of research and teaching

I am a postdoctoral researcher and I study the evolution and maintenance of female castes (queen and worker) in ants. I use genomics tools such as RNA sequencing, comparative genomics, evolutionary analysis, gene co-expression networks and methylation in collaboration with colleagues in Japan and Denmark. 

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/evolution-sociality-behaviour

Keywords

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2013 2019

  • 11 Article
  • 1 Conference article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Changes in gene DNA methylation and expression networks accompany caste specialization and age-related physiological changes in a social insect

Morandin, C., Brendel, V. P., Sundstrom, L., Helantera, H. & Mikheyev, A. S., Apr 2019, In : Molecular Ecology. 28, 8, p. 1975-1993 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Researchers collaborate with same-gendered colleagues more often than expected across the life sciences

Holman, L. & Morandin, C., 26 Apr 2019, In : PLoS One. 14, 4, 19 p., 0216128.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Conserved roles of Osiris genes in insect development, polymorphism, and protection

Smith, C. R., Morandin, C. M., Noureddine, M. & Pant, S., 2018, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 31, 4, p. 516-529

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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De novo transcriptome assembly and its annotation for the black ant Formica fusca at the larval stage

Morandin, C. M., Pulliainen, O. U. I. & Schultner, E. K., 18 Dec 2018, In : Scientific data . 5, 180282.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Phylogenomics of palearctic Formica species suggests a single origin of temporary parasitism and gives insights to the evolutionary pathway toward slave-making behaviour

Romiguier, J., Rolland, J., Morandin, C. & Keller, L., 28 Mar 2018, In : BMC Evolutionary Biology. 18, 8 p., 40.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects 2010 2017

The Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions (BIOINT)

Sundström, L., Kokko, H., Bos, N., Freitak, D., Salmela, H., Helanterä, H., Johansson, H., Laakso, J., Seppä, P., Lindström, S., Morandin, C., Paviala, J., Pekkonen, M., Pulliainen, U., Ozan, M., Schultner, E., Stucki, D., Wolf, J., Galarza, J., Kulmuni, J., Hakala, S. M. & Dhaygude, K.

01/01/201231/12/2017

Project: Research project

Prizes

Best student poster

Claire Morandin (Recipient), 23 Sep 2012

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best Student Talk

Claire Morandin (Recipient), Mar 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2011 2018

  • 11 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 8 Academic visit to other institution
  • 3 Public Talks
  • 2 Supervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Biology & Genomics of Social Insects meeting

Claire Morandin (Speaker)
5 May 20188 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan

Claire Morandin (Visiting researcher)
26 Mar 201821 Apr 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)

Claire Morandin (Visiting researcher)
1 May 201731 May 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

ESEB

Claire Morandin (Speaker)
Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Nordic OIKOS

Claire Morandin (Poster Presentation)
Feb 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Kumpi voittaa karhu vai leijona, kysyi minulta töissä johtaja

Claire Morandin

18/05/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

The secret of the Queen

Claire Morandin

05/06/2016

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media