The 2014 Award of the National Institute of Biology for Exceptional Doctoral Work in the Field of the Activities of the National Institute of Biology

The 2014 Award of the National Institute of Biology for Exceptional Doctoral Work in the Field of the Activities of the National Institute of Biology

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The 2014 Award of the National Institute of Biology for Exceptional Doctoral Work in the Field of the Activities of the National Institute of Biology was presented to Dr. Maja Derlink.

Dr. Maja Derlink prepared her doctoral dissertation under the mentorship of Assistant Professor Dr. Meta Virant Doberlet. The results of the doctoral dissertation, which was entitled “Vibration Signals, Reproductive Isolation, and the Origin of Species in the Aprodes Curtis, 1883 (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) Genus”, have already been published in four scientific articles. Two were published in journals to which the Slovenian Research Agency has given an A1 rating; one was published in a journal with an A2 rating, and one in a journal with an A3 rating. Maja Derlink was also the first-listed author of two of these articles.


Professor Dr Marina Dermastia (left) and the Director of the National Institute of Biology, Professor Dr Tamara Lah Turnšek (center), present the award to Dr Maja Derlink. (Photo: Žiga Ivanc)