Postdoc opportunities on arthropod moulting

There are three postdoc opportunities to join our interdisciplinary Sinergia project examining the evolution of arthropod moulting, by integrating paleontological, morphological, molecular and genomic data. Two postdocs are available at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, and a third postdoc at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. All positions are for a maximum of 4 years. These postdocs will join an international team of 4 labs, including the ANOM Lab, the labs of Prof. Marc Robinson-Rechavi and Prof. Robert Waterhouse at UNIL, and the lab of Prof. Ariel Chipman at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Exceptionally well-preserved trilobite moults from the Emu Bay Shale, Australia

Seeking PhD students for moulting project

We are seeking three PhD students for an interdisciplinary project examining the evolution of arthropod moulting, by integrating paleontological, morphological, molecular and genomic data. Two posts are available at the Department of Ecology and Evolution (DEE) and one at the Institute of Earth Sciences, all for a maximum of 4 years. These positions are part of a Sinergia project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, which is a collaboration between Prof. Allison Daley of ANOM Lab, Prof. Marc Robinson-Rechavi (DEE), Prof. Robert Waterhouse (DEE) and Prof. Ariel Chipman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem). Find more information about how to submit your application here:

New publication on Marjum Formation radiodonts

Published today in the open access peer-reviewed journal PeerJ, a collaborative work on Marjum Formation radiodonts involving Allison Daley and lead authors Stephen Pates and Rudy Lerosey-Aubril (Harvard), along with Javier Ortega-Hernández (Harvard), Carlo Kier and Enrico Bonino (Back to the Past Museum). This Cambrian (Drumian) lagerstätten is located in the House Range in Utah. Our publication quadrupled the diversity of known radiodonts from the Marjum Biota, including the genera Peytoia, Caryosyntrips and Pahvantia, as well as a completely new taxon Buccaspinea cooperi. Some serious eye candy in this publication, with lots of radiodont fossil photos and a gorgeous paleoart reconstruction of the Marjum Formation seafloor by Holly Sullivan ( Check out the paper at :

Artistic reconstruction of the Cambrian (Drumian) Marjum biota in the House Range of Utah, USA, including radiodont components.
http://www.sulscientific.comCredit: Holly Sullivan (

Lukáš Laibl got a three years research funding in Czech Republic

Lukáš Laibl, who has been working in ANOM Lab as a Post-doc for over two years, was recently awarded by a research funding from the Czech Science Foundation. His three years research project will explore developmental aspects in fossil arthropods during Cambrian explosion and Ordovician biodiversification. Such a research is essential to understanding macro evolutionary patterns in developmental biology and how global ecosystem changes affect organisms. Lukáš will finish his work here in Lausanne in April 2020, but he plans to continue his ongoing collaboration with ANOM Lab.