Emeline Favreau

Position: Post-doctoral researcher (November 2019)

Current project: The molecular basis of social evolution in wasps.

Research interests: My major research aim is to investigate the molecular basis of sociality from a comparative molecular viewpoint. Using multiple whole genomes, transcriptomes and proteomes of different wasp species, we can explore the evolution of sociality. This project is also in collaboration with bee experts Amy Toth and Sandra Rehan.


2019-Present: Post-doctoral Research Assistant, University College, London.

2015-2019: PhD candidate, Queen Mary University of London (DTP NERC).

2013-2014: MRes Biosystematics at Imperial College London & Natural History Museum, London.

2008-2011: BSc Environmental Sciences at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford 1st Class (Hons).



Priyam, A., Woodcroft, B. J., Rai, V., Moghul, I., Munagala, A., Ter, F., Chowdhary, H., Pieniak, I., Maynard, L. J., Gibbins, M. A., Moon, H., Davis-Richardson, A., Uludag, M., Watson-Haigh, N. S.,  Challis, R., Nakamura, H., Favreau, E., Gómez, E. A., Pluskal, T., Leonard, G., Rumpf, W., Wurm, Y. (2019) Sequenceserver: a modern graphical user interface for custom BLAST databases. Molecular Biology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msz185


Linard, B., Crampton-Platt, A., Moriniere, J., Timmermans, M.J.T.M., Andújar, C., Arribas, P., Miller, K.E., Lipecki, J., Favreau, E., Hunter, A., Gómez-Rodríguez, C., Barton, C., Nie, R., Gillett, C.P.D.T., Breeschoten, T., Bocak, L., Vogler, A.P. (2018) The contribution of mitochondrial metagenomics to large-scale data mining and phylogenetic analysis of Coleoptera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 128: 1-11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.07.008

Favreau, E., Martínez-Ruiz, C., Rodrigues Santiago, L., Hammond, R. L. and Wurm, Y. (2018) Genes and genomic processes underpinning the social lives of ants. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 3926 (4):451-479. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2017.12.001

Lyal, C. H. C. and Favreau, E. (2015) The Rectal Valve in Curculionoidea and other Coleoptera (Insecta). Zootaxa. 3926 (4):451-479. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3926.4.1


emeline (dot) favreau (dot) 15 (at) ucl.ac.uk