Siiri Fuchs

sfI started my PhD studies at the University of Helsinki in the beginning of 2015 after finishing my MSc with the same study subject: the common black ant Formica fusca. Social interactions have always fascinated me and lately I have drifted to study immune defence in social insects, which is an extremely interesting, multilayered, and cooperative system. More precisely I will now focus on how resistance against environmental stressors can be acquired and how immune functions are traded off with other life-history traits.

In my free time one can find me enjoying all sorts of sporty activities (jogging, gym or roller derby) or wandering around and learning photography.

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Photos by Siiri Fuchs

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