My research aims at unravelling the evolutionary processes and eco-evolutionary interactions that drive the origin and maintenance of species. I currently work as a post-doctoral fellow in Astrid Groot's lab at the University of Amsterdam. My work focusses on speciation genetics and covers a wide range of topics including the genetic architecture of sexual communication, population genomics, host-microbiome co-evolution, and the predictability of genetic evolution. Read more about my current and past research on the nematode C. elegans, moths, crickets, and herpetofauna in the Research section of my website.

Contact information

University of Amsterdam

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Science Park 904

1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Scripts are available on GitHub

Pre-prints are available on BioRxiv

Additional information is available on ResearchGate and Google Scholar

Thomas Blankers

Post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Amsterdam