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Thomas Flatt

Professor, and department vice president

thomas.flatt@unifr.ch

Professeur-e ordinaire

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Professor, and department vice president

 

Address

PER 01 bu. 0.366b
Ch. du Musée 10
1700 Fribourg

Office

PER 01, 0.366b

  • Biography

    Thomas Flatt is Professor of Evolutionary Biology in the Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg; he also holds a DFG Mercator Fellowship and Visiting Professorship at the University of Münster. He currently serves as the vice head of the department, the head of the Fribourg Graduate School of Life Sciences (FGLS), and the head of the CUSO inter-university doctoral program in ecology & evolution. Thomas' research interests are the genomic basis of adaptation, the evolution life histories and aging, and population genetics. Prior to his position in Fribourg, he was a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Lausanne (2012-17), a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin (2012), and faculty member of the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics and a tenured group leader at the Institute of Population Genetics in Vienna (2009-12). Between 2004 and 2008, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Brown University with Prof. Marc Tatar and a visiting postdoc with Prof. Neal Silverman at UMass Medical School, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Roche Research Foundation. Thomas received his Ph.D. from Fribourg in 2004 (supervisor: Prof. Tadeusz Kawecki); he obtained his M.Sc. from the University of Basel in 1999 (supervisor: Prof. Stephen Stearns), for work done at the University of Sydney with Prof. Richard Shine.

  • Teaching and courses

    Ecological field course UE-SBL.00205 SP-2020
    Faculty of Science and Medicine

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    Evolutionary biology workshop "Guarda" UE-SBL.00206 SP-2020
    Faculty of Science and Medicine

    Experimental ecology UE-SBL.00037 SP-2020
    Faculty of Science and Medicine

    Monday 13:15 - 17:00, PER Room

    General biology II (lecture) UE-SBL.00002 SP-2020
    Faculty of Science and Medicine

    Monday 08:15 - 10:00, PER Room
    Wednesday 08:15 - 10:00, PER Room

    Research seminars in ecology and evolution UE-SBL.00212 SP-2020
    Faculty of Science and Medicine

    Thursday 16:15 - 17:00, PER Room

    The evolution of life histories and aging UE-SBL.00219 SP-2020
    Faculty of Science and Medicine

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