Jessica Ware Selected for Research Initiative

Jessica L. Ware, an assistant professor at Rutgers University, has been selected to join an international team of more than 50 scientists embarking on a massive project to unravel the secrets of the evolutionary history of insects.

The 1KITE (1K Insect Transcriptome Evolution) project will unravel the secrets of the evolutionary history of insects using a molecular data set of unparalleled dimensions and quality.

Started in September 2011, the transcriptomes of 1,000 insect species will be investigated.

The project also includes the development of new and advanced approaches analyzing enormous phylogenomic data sets, which are generated by new laboratory techniques at an ever-increasing rate.

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