The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Francieli das Chagas

guest scientist, researcher
Mail: franci_chagas [at]



Field of work

With support from DAAD and CAPES through the PROBRAL project, our team investigates the molecular basis and mechanisms underlying the phenotypic evolution of remarkable traits in stingless bees, particularly the intriguing loss of stingers. Using nanopore sequencing, we uncover intricate details of their genomes and transcriptomes. In this exciting project, I employ a comparative genomic approach and powerful bioinformatic tools to unravel the structural and functional patterns within the genetic makeup of bees.

Research interests

Stingless bee molecular ecology and evolution, genomics and phenotypic evolution


ProBral Postdoctoral Scholarship (CAPES and DAAD), 2022-2023

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