Andrzej Grzywacz received a scholarship from the Minister of Science and Higher Education. Minister of Science and Higher Education scholarships are awarded to outstanding young researchers who conduct high-quality research and have impressive scientific achievements on an international scale. Andrzej has been awarded with three years scholarship.
Dominika Wyborska has been granted a scholarship of Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Domnika is a master’s student in the Chair of Ecology and Biogeography. She is interested in molecular ecology and phylogeny reconstruction of certain groups of plants and animals. Her master’s thesis concern barcoding of European species of Fanniidae of forensic interest.
Andrzej Grzywacz joined the Editorial Board of Brazilian Journal of Entomology (Revista Brasileira de Entomologia). For the biennium 2015/2016 he will hold a position of an Associate Editor.
Piotr Olszewski has been granted with a scholarship for doctoral candidates “Krok w przyszłość” from the the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. The scholarship is intended for implementation of the PhD project: “Digger wasps (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae, Sphecidae) in the cultural landscape of river valleys in northern Poland”. The ongoing research will be carried out in a cooperation with the company “Quercus” and organizations for the protection of Apidae.
Dr. Andrzej Grzywacz as a principal investigator and Dr. Marcin Piwczyński as an investigator received financial support for realization of scientific project “Revision and analysis of preimaginal stages morphology, identification based on molecular methods and developmental models for European species of Fanniidae (Diptera) of medico-legal importance”. The main aim of this project is to provide tools that will allow for application of preimaginal stages of Fanniidae revealed in real cases for medico-legal purposes. This will lead to identification keys for larvae, molecular identification, as well as developmental models permitting the age estimation of preimaginal stages.
Council for the International Congresses of Dipterology and the Senckenberg Nature Research Society – invite you to attend the
8th International Congress of Dipterology in Potsdam
This year Dr. Andrzej Grzywacz together with Dr. Daniel Whitmore organizes a session on Calyptratae Diptera at the 8th International Congress of Dipterology. The symposium focuses on one of the best supported natural groupings in the fly tree of life. Calyptrate flies are distributed worldwide and are diverse and abundant in most terrestrial habitats. They show an interesting diversity of ecological and behavioral adaptations and the full extent of their global diversity is yet to be discovered. Phyletic relationships within and among families and superfamilies of the Calyptratae are still being explored, and new molecular and morphological research tools make important contributions towards such inferences. The conference goes from August 10 to 15, 2014 in Potsdam and will be attended by more than 400 scientists from all over the world.