September 2021

Our paper on social learning and inheritance in non-social arthropods was published in Genes!

Dr. Mathilde Scheifler joined the team as a postdoc associate to work on the molecular basis of plastic fat synthesis. Welcome!

August 2021

Together with Dr. Enriquez and Dr. Scheifler, as well as several other researchers, we submitted a comment on a paper that was recently published in Proc B. We discuss important considerations for the work on fat accumulation in parasitoids. The comment is already available on EcoEvoRxiv.

Our new review paper on social learning and inheritance in non-social arthropods is now available on EcoEvoRxiv.

Bachelor student Sarah Vreurick joined our group as a summer intern. Welcome!

July 2021

Bachelor student Victoria Lievens joined our group as a summer intern. Welcome!

June 2021

The first traps are out to catch some wild Drosophila!

Bertanne gave an invited seminar at the Louvain Institute for Biomolecular Science and Technology on… fat synthesis in wasps

April 2021

Our paper on plasticity of fat synthesis in Leptopilina heterotoma was published in Scientific Reports!

February 2021

The special issue of the Journal of Experimental Biology ‘Predicting the Future: Species Survival in a Changing World‘ has been published! See our lab’s contribution to this special issue where we talk about the responses of parasitoids and their hosts in the face of predictable and unpredictable changes in temperature.

A recommendation for the paper by Weyna & Romiguier was published by the Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology (PDF)

MSc students Axelle Verdierre and Duncan Wilmart joined our lab. Welcome!

January 2021

Congratulations to Loïc Smets and Céline Deltenre from the Nieberding team for successfully defending their MSc thesis!

Maude Quicray joined our lab as a PhD student working on plasticity of fat synthesis. Welcome to the lab!

December 2020

A review on host and parasitoid responses to predictable and unpredictable temperature, written together with Joan van Baaren and Cécile Le Lann, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Biology!

Our lab just obtained a Credit de Recherche and Equipement grant from the Fonds National de Recherche Scientifique!

There are currently 2 postdoc positions available in the lab of Prof Caroline Nieberding on the adaptive value of learning in butterflies. More information can be found here.

October 2020

Dr. Thomas Enriquez started his Fondation Fyssen fellowship. Welcome to the lab!

PhD student Léonore Wilhelm joined our lab. Welcome!

September 2020

Dr. Shulin He started his postdoctoral project. Welcome to the lab!

August 2020

MSc student Dilhan Ozturk successfully defended his thesis. Congrats!

July 2020

Léonore Wilhelm will join the lab as PhD student working on the link between the microbiome and fat synthesis in Leptopilina. Congrats Léonore!

The Peer Community in Zoology was founded! Submit your papers and/or become a recommender for this amazing publishing initiative. Go to for more info on how to join and publish!

June 2020

Dr Thomas Enriquez obtained a grant from the Fyssen Foundation to work in our lab on the effects of maternal behavior and the environment on plasticity of fat synthesis. Congrats!

May 2020

Our lab obtained a UCLouvain Fonds Spéciaux de Recherche grant to hire a new PhD student in collaboration with the lab of Prof Ellen Decaestecker (KU Leuven) to work on the effects of the microbiome on fat synthesis in parasitic wasps

February 2020

Dr Shulin He will be hired as a postdoctoral associate to work on the molecular basis of plastic fat synthesis in parasitic wasps

MSc students Céline Deltenre and
Loïc Smets
joined the lab of my colleague Caroline Nieberding to work on learning in sexual preferences in Bicyclus anynana

January 2020

MSc student Jordan Wasnaire successfully defended his thesis. Congrats!

December 2019

Together with Prof Caroline Nieberding, our lab obtained a F.R.S.-FNRS Projet de Recherche grant to hire a new postdoc associate

October 2019

MSc-student Dilhan Ozturk joined the lab