My interest in science is centred on the evolutionary and ecological aspects of sexual selection, host-parasite interactions, and immunity. Over the past years, I have worked extensively on evolutionary and behavioural ecology, particularly on the conflict between individuals or species, whether it be conflicts between host and parasite or between male and female. Sexual reproduction and parasitism have always been the central interests in my life as a biologist. Moreover, it is increasingly being recognised that female responses to sexual conflict and host responses to parasites are not mutually exclusive topics but rather are intimately connected. I am convinced that linking reproduction with host-microbe interactions will give many novel insights into how individuals deal with opportunistic infections and parasites and optimize reproductive investment.
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