PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
64 international conferences attended: 12 keynote lectures, 10 invited lectures, 28 talks and 13 posters.
Keynote addresses are listed:
- Eco-Evolutionary dynamics conference. 2nd of January 2021, Southampton, UK
- 20th Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL-2021) and III Ibero-American Congress of Limnology (CIL-2020). 27th-29th October, 2020, Murcia, Spain
- 13th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium, June 12-14, 2019, Kansas city, State University, USA
- The evolutionary time machine unravels the mechanisms of contemporary evolution. Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) 2019, Contemporary Evolution symposium. 21-25 July, 2019, Manchester, UK
- Back to the future with the evolutionary time machine. World Water Day: water for all, 22nd of March 2019, Birmingham, UK
- The role of genome structural variation on plastic and constitutive phenotypic divergence in multifarious environments. Symposium ‘The role of genomic structural variants in adaptation and diversification’, ESEB2018, II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology - Montpellier, France.
- Tales of a living fossil: from evolution to past environmental stress to persistence to future global change. 2nd Finnish Molecular Ecology and Evolution conference, 12-14 October 2016; Lammi Biological Station, University of Helsinki, Finland
- A revolutionary way to reconstruct evolutionary dynamics in nature over centuries. The International Biogeography Society, Bayreuth, Germany, 8-12 January 2015
- A revolutionary way to reconstruct evolutionary dynamics in nature over centuries. Prodiversa symposium: workshop on population genetics and intraspecific diversity of aquatic protists 27-28 August 2014, Tjarno, Sweden
- The past is the key to the future: developing a paleogenomic approach to link population dynamics to environmental change. The mighty daphnia, past present and future DGC 2014 Birmingham, UK 19-22 January 2014
- Environmental PALEO-genomics: using dormant propagules to FORECAST how natural populations can adapt to environmental change. Adapting to Global Change in the Mediterranean conference, 18-20 September, 2013 Seville
- How to live in a mosaic of stressors – an ecological genomics approach on the water flea Daphnia. SETAC North America 31st Annual Meeting. 7-11 November 2010. Portland, Oregon, USA.
- Environment and Human Health: Monitoring and Prevention Using AI. Turing at Birmingham Day. 15th October, 2019
- Queen Mary University London, 5th November, 2020
- Goethe University Frankfur, Germany, 9th June 2020
- Bochum University, Ruhr- University Bochum, Bochum, Germany. December 17th, 2019.
- Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath, UK April 3rd, 2019.
- The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, California USA. December 6th 2018.
- University of Lund, Denmark. February 22nd 2018
- University of Leicester. March 22nd 2017
- University of Helsinki, Finland.11th October 2016
- Hull University, UK. March 11th 2016
- University of Goteborg, Sweden. September 24th 2015
- Natural History Museum London, UK. June 26th 2015
- Eawag, Switzerland. April 14th 2011
- University of Sheffield, UK. March 31st, 2011.
- University of Parma, Italy. May 19th, 2010.
- Stazione Zoologica ‘A. Dohrn’, Naples, Italy. September 11th 2006
INVITED LECTURE/LECTURE SERIES
Genetics and genomics in ecology: concepts and applications Master class in evolutionary Ecology, University of Leuven, Belgium. 25th-26th May 2011
Approaches and molecular tools to study adaptation in natural populations University of Cologne, Germany. 31st May-1st June, 2011.
Bottom-up to top-down approaches to study selection, adaptation and evolution. PhD course University of Parma, Italy. 18th May 2010.
PhD course in Population genetics and Phylogeny in Marine systems. Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy. 5th-8th October, 2009.
The use of Molecular markers in ecology and evolution. Lecture within the undergraduate course in Biology, University of Leuven, Belgium. 22nd April 2009
Molecular ecology: the study of ecology and evolution with molecular markers. Master class in Biology, University of Leuven, Belgium. 27th April 2009
Graduate course in Conservation Biology in Fragmented Landscapes. Inbreeding in captive and wild populations: case studies and implication for conservation, University of Helsinki, Finland. 6th-23rd November 2006.
Molecular markers and their application in molecular ecology. In: Molecular Ecology. University of Helsinki, Finland. 3rd November 2006.
The use of genetic markers in population genetics. Lecture and laboratory practice, University of Helsinki, Finland. 15th September 2006
Microsatellite evolution. University of Helsinki, Finland11th November 2005.
Cloning course. Cloning tool: how, why, to address what questions. University of Helsinki, Finland. 25th -27th January 2005
Graduate course in Conservation Biology in Fragmented Landscapes. Population genetics in fragmented landscapes. University of Helsinki, Finland. 14th October 2004
- Lecture within the PhD program of the Open University. Microsatellites: a powerful tool to infer phylogeny, phylogeography and population structure. Stazione Zoologica ‘A. Dohrn’, Naples, Italy20th May 2004
- Associate Editor of BMC Ecology and Evolution, Springer Nature
- Editorial Advisory Board Environmental DNA, Wiley
- Guest Editor of the 2021 Collection on Applications of Environmental DNA and RNA Technology in Ecology BMC Ecology and Evolution, Springer Nature
- Gest Editor of the special issue on Evolutionary Ecological genomics, Molecular Ecology Wiley
- Expert grant evaluator for the EU commission, Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Biotechnology and Biological Research Council (BBSRC) UK, Natural Environment Natural Environment research Council (NERC) UK, National Science Foundation (NSF) USA, Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) Portugal.
- Reviewer for Molecular, Ecology, Global Change Biology, Heredity, Journal of Animal Biology, Ecotoxicology among others.
- Member of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB)
- Member of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE)
- Member of the Royal Society of Biology
Outreach activities-societal impact
To achieve international impact of relevance to the wider society, Dr Orsini uses social media platforms, such as twitter and LinkedIn. She created her personal website where her scientific and outreach activities are described in an accessible language for the general public.
Dr Orsini is actively involved in delivering science to the general public via science podcasts and outreach lectures.
- In November 2019 theStar Wars Research Event - “Birmingham Strikes Back” organized by the University of Birmingham in which Dr Orsini was an invited speaker reached 11,000 views, 193 comments and 32 shares. The science podcast and the lecture described the process of long-term evolution using Daphnia as a model species, using parallels to Han Solo frozen in carbonite. If you missed #birminghamstrikesback, you can view it again on the UoB Facebook channel https://facebook.com/unibirmingham/); https://www.facebook.com/unibirmingham/videos/2507829439303910.
- In September 2018, Dr Orsini delivered an invited podcast on the mechanisms and consequence of species extinction for Scienza e Coscienza.
- In February 2018, Dr Orsini interviewed for Slightly Evolved, a weekly science podcast for science outreach, which collected more than 60 followers and 250 views.
Dr Orsini has a track record of international outreach events which contributed to scientific knowledge and training. In June 2017, she contributed to the BBC documentary on Earth’s Greatest Spectacles in which conservation and the process of reviving dormant specimens was showcased: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0717vkv; http://bbc.in/1Tz3xyG
Dr Orsini is regularly interviewed by newspapers science magazines of international calibre:
- In February 2019, Dr Orsini was interviewed in occasion of the World Water Day-Water for all organized by the Birmingham Water Council to increase awareness about water challenges https://youtu.be/A9gnFOGCSQ4. The interview has to this day had 419 views.
- In March 2019, Dr Orsini was interviewed in occasion of the Women day – social media coverage ‘Inspiring women in science’
- In July 2017, Dr Orsini was interviewed by The Scientist (Claire Asher) to comment on the scientific publication: ‘Nine decades of environmental change resurrected from Swedish seas’. In this article, she was called upon commenting on the causes of long-term evolution in a marine phytoplankton species, which can be resurrected from dormant stages.
- In January 2014, Dr Orsini was interviewed by Carl Zimmer at The New York Times (nyti.ms/1xrba0q). She was called to comment on a revived shrimp-like animal (Daphnia from North America) that have been buried at the bottom of the lake for an estimated 700 years.
- In March 2014, Dr Orsini was interviewed by Carl Zimmer at The New York Times. (nyti.ms/1o7i8RA) to comment on the finding of a moss bank dating back millennia on Signy Island off Antarctica that was revived to blossom in modern times.
Dr Orsini’s science is of wide impact and reach:
- In August 2018, Dr Orsini’s review article ‘Cracking the code of past biodiversity responses to climate change’, published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution had an extensive media coverage both in Denmark and the UK (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2018/08/animals-and-plants-react-to-climate-change-study.aspx; https://www.science.ku.dk/english/press/news/2018/adapt-move-or-die-how-biodiversity-reacted-to-past-climate-change/)
- In 2017, Dr Orsini was called as invited panel expert on a Climate Change debate by Enactus Birmingham an association that creates sustainable and empowering social enterprises, using entrepreneurial skills to improve the livelihoods of people in need