Benoît Aliaga

Deaf PhD in epigenetics

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My second internship at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

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After successful completion of the 1st internship in Rennes (France), I joined the Bize research group (now at Aberdeen University in Scotland) in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) as a trainee to work on:

Telomeres length, individual quality and fitness


  • Developmental plasticity
  • Aging plasticity


Aging, Telomeres, Ficedula albicolis, Life History Traits, Phenotypic Plasticity


  • Pierre Bize
  • Charlotte Récapet



The aim

The aim...... You can watch here the graphical abstract


Graphical abstract


  • Lindström, J. (1999). Early development and fitness in birds and mammals. Trends Ecol. Evol., 14, 343–348
  • Aubert, G. & Lansdorp, P.M. (2008). Telomeres and Aging. Physiol. Rev., 88, 557–579
  • Blasco, M.A. (2007). Telomere length, stem cells and aging. Nat. Chem. Biol., 3, 640–649
  • Horn, T., Robertson, B.C. & Gemmell, N.J. (2010). The use of telomere length in ecology and evolutionary biology. Heredity (Edinb)., 105, 497–506
  • Monaghan, P. (2010). Telomeres and life histories: The long and the short of it. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci., 1206, 130–142

Reference letter

A reference letter was written by my advisor Pierre Bize (in french).

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