Great news for the BEER group this week with Alix Bouffet-Halle beginning her PhD. Alix comes to us all the way from France where she completed her masters degree in Paris. Alix will be undertaking a PhD with Geoff and Erik aimed at examining the multifaceted links between sex allocation and social evolution in the Egernia group. This will make the most of sex specific markers recently developed by Yang in Tobias Lab in Lund. There are so many potential avenues of research that Alix can undertake and we cannot wait to see where she takes her PhD. Welcome Alix.