This PhD course will introduce the key concepts in social evolution and the use of social insects as a model system to understand the evolution of sociality. The following topics will be covered by local and invited scientists who are experts in the field:
Conflict and Cooperation, Communication, Social Cognition, Social Organization, Social Immunity, Mutualism & Parasitism, Genetics and Genomics in social insects
Through this course, students will develop a firm platform on which to build their own knowledge and ideas. It will train students to critically address key literature, through questioning, debating and presenting research papers. Importantly, the course will provide students the opportunity to build connections with their peers and the invited scientists. Therefore, we highly encourage early-stage PhD students to apply.
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