- Evolution and Ecophysiology group , Université de Liège, Gembloux, Belgium
- Behavior, Biochemistry, Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics/Genomics, Insecta, Invertebrates, Life histories, Molecular biology, Parasitology, Phylogeny, Physiology, Symbiosis, Terrestrial
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ACADEMIC INTERESTS - My work is aimed at understanding how ecological conditions affect the evolution of physiological traits, which spans from studying macro-evolutionary patterns to individual genes. My main model organisms are parasitoids (Hymenoptera), because these insects evolved an atypical response to superfluous feeding by switching fat synthesis on or off despite feeding on sugars (through phenotypic plasticity or as a consequence of trait loss). I have further published on topics including sexual selection, life history evolution, stress physiology, as well as behavioural and chemical ecology. CURRENT POSITION - F.R.S.-FNRS Research Associate at ULiege, Belgium PREVIOUS RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS - Professor at UCLouvain, Belgium (2019-2021) • F.R.S.-FNRS Research Associate at UCLouvain, Belgium (2019-2021) • F.R.S.-FNRS Scientific Collaborator at UCLouvain, Belgium (2018-2019) • F.R.S.-FNRS postdoctoral fellow at UCLouvain, Belgium (2016-2018) • Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at Tours University, France (2013-2015) • Postdoctoral associate at the University of Florida, USA (2012) • PhD-student at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2007-2011).