Monthly Archives: July 2015

Our recent visit to Poitiers

We’ve just returned from a successful visit with our collaborators at the laboratoire d’Écologie et Biologie des Interactions (EBI) at l’Université de Poitiers in France. We learned a lot while we were there and got to practice all sorts of lab techniques, including isopod dissection, androgenic gland implantation surgeries, cytogenetics tools, and also planned strategies for whole-genome sequencing of our study species. We also got to see a few historical sites around Poitiers, which was a lot of fun. Hopefully next time we visit we’ll be a bit more fluent in French.

Beautifully dissected isopod ovaries

Beautifully dissected isopod ovaries

 

Notre Dame de la Grande, one of the many very old churches in Poitiers

Notre Dame de la Grande, one of the many very old churches in Poitiers