Simona Ruffener

Current research

I am interested in how genomic changes may allow a species to spread thousands of kilometres within only a couple of years. Pieris mannii , the Southern Small White, is an invasive butterfly quickly expanding from Southern to Northern Europe. Building a reference genome will be a first step in finding a possible genomic explanation for this adaptation.

Curriculum vitae

2020 -
MSc Animal Biology at the Zoological Institute, University of Basel
2017 - 2020 BSc Biology with Major in Integrative Biology, University of Basel
Simona Ruffener