B (Bernice) Sepers

B (Bernice) Sepers

Externe medewerker, Promovendus

I have started my PhD at the NIOO-KNAW in February 2018. This PhD project focusses on the epigenetics of animal personality, in particular DNA methylation and its influence on exploratory behaviour in great tits (Parus major). By using established selection lines of fast and slow exploratory birds and several long-term natural populations, we aim to identify genetic and environmental control mechanism underlying genome-wide DNA methylation and possible functional consequences of (candidate) gene methylation for natural variation in great tit personality.