I’m a PhD student in genetics at Linköping University. I’m interested in how genetic variation causes differences in shape, behaviour and sexual ornamentation of animals. Therefore, I do genetic research on chicken domestication. I use molecular methods and computers to learn more about the genetic basis of domestication traits. This may or may not sound technical, very lofty or slightly wrongheaded. If so, let’s talk about it this week!
Usually, I tweet about my life in science, and that’s what I’ll be doing this week as well. I’m likely to write about genetics in general, chicken genetics in particular, evolution, data analysis, the joys and woes of research and teaching, my pet peeves and hypotheses, my plans and worries about continuing to work in science … And a little something about poetry and cocktails might sneak its way into the feed as well.
I’m unlikely to present any great insights about the nature and meaning of Swedishness, but I hope I may be able to give you a new appreciation for the chicken comb.
My twitter most weeks: @mrtnj.