Unni Pulliainen

Pulliainen UnniUnni Pulliainen started her PhD project at the University of Helsinki under the supervision of Liselotte Sundström. Her research focuses on the co-evolutionary arms race between social parasites and their hosts in Formica ants. This relationship will be studied from both the host’s and the parasite’s point of view. Particular interests lie in the mechanisms of parasite’s usurpation strategies and the host’s abilities to resist the parasites, as well as the chemical signatures enabling recognition in these interactions

Email: unni.pulliainen (at) helsinki.fi

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