UCL Division of Biosciences


Postdoctoral Researchers

Welcome to the dedicated hub for GEE Early Career Researchers.

GEE is home to over 50 research groups and a thriving community of some 200 Postdoctoral Researchers, PhD Students, and support staff. This section of our site is aimed at showcasing our GEE postdoctoral community, by presenting our representatives and including a list of our postdoctoral researchers. We also signpost resources, training opportunities, networks and more.

Who we are


Postdoctoral representatives

Current postdoc representatives are Drs. Abhilesh Dhawanjewar, Emeline Favreau, Charlie Outhwaite. We represent GEE postdocs at Department and Faculty meetings and liaise with staff support, Dr. Teresa Niccoli. For our contact information please see below.

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Fellows and Postdoctoral Researchers at GEE

The Institutional Research Information System (IRIS) is the research portal for UCL. Explore the papers and backgrounds of the GEE Postdoctoral community. 

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Support for Postdoctoral Researchers

The Division of Biosciences provides a range of support for its postdoctoral researchers to help achieve their aspirations in both career and work-life balance.

Meet our Postdoctoral Representatives

Abhilesh Dhawanjewar

I am a post-doctoral researcher in Prof. Max Reuter's and Dr. Aida Andres' groups since September 2022. I combine experimental evolution and computational techniques to characterize and investigate the evolutionary dynamics of sexually antagonistic variation using fruit flies as a model system.

Before joining UCL, I received my Ph.D. in Evolutionary Genetics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, where I investigated the co-evolutionary dynamics between the mitochondrial and the nuclear genomes. Prior to that I received my M.S. in Bioinformatics from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India, where I developed a statistical model for the evaluation of protein-protein interactions in quaternary protein assemblies. 

Emeline Favreau

I have been a post-doctoral researcher in Seirian Sumner’s lab (CBER) since November 2019. My research focuses on the evolution of social organization.

I investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying what makes a wasp social or not, using a combination of fieldwork, lab work, and bioinformatics. I received my Ph.D. in ant genomics from Queen Mary University of London, after four years of NERC DTP funding.

Charlie Outhwaite

Charlie Outhwaite

I have been a post-doctoral researcher in the Global Biodiversity Change group, led by Tim Newbold, since joining CBER  in October 2018. I first worked on the BIOTA project, where we were interested in the interactions between biodiversity, agriculture, and trade. I now work on the GLiTRS project which has a focus on global insect biodiversity change.

Before joining CBER, I completed my PhD at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology where my research focussed on assessing trends in UK species occupancy using biological records and occupancy modelling.















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