Anaïs Tilquin

PhD Student, University of Zürich - Zürich, Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland
Anaïs Tilquin

With my partner, my friends, and my family scattered around Europe, it is not an easy decision to cut flying. But flying is often the single most polluting thing we do – way overshooting anyone’s ideal annual carbon budget!

I’ve rediscovered night trains, working remotely for a few days, and learned to appreciate where I am, instead of always longing for where I’m not.

I’m an evolutionary biologist, using mathematical models to understand the evolution of sex! Yes, sex: why do most non-bacterial organisms need to be two to make babies? That’s not very efficient, and hence it’s been a question keeping biologists busy for a while!