Michael Mitschke

PhD Student

Centre for Palaeogenetics
Svante Arrhenius väg 20C
SE-106 91 Stockholm

Email: michael.mitschke@su.se

Organisation: Department of Zoology, Stockholm University


Research Description

During my PhD I will investigate temporal changes in the genomics of an important pollinator, the bumblebee species Bombus terrestris. By sequencing both historic individuals from museum collections and recent samples, I want to reconstruct the temporal development of the B. terrestris population genetic structure in Sweden over the past ~150 years. One aim of my PhD is to identify possible introgression from commercial bumblebees to wild Swedish populations.


Brief CV:

Sep 2023 – present: PhD in Population Genetics (University of Stockholm, Sweden)

Mar 2020 – Jun 2023: MSc in Ecology and Biodiversity (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

Oct 2016 – Mar 2020: BA in Biology and Geography (University of Wuppertal, Germany)