Research interests

Working on the SNF project "Genomic rearrangements and the origin of species", supervised by Dr. Kay Lucek.

Professional experience

since 08/2019 PhD student - University of Basel - Working on the SNF project "Genomic rearrangements and the origin of species".



since 08/2019 University of Basel, PhD student
2016 – 2018 Master of Science in Biology, graduation option Ecology and Biodiversity, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2013 – 2016 Bachelor of Biology
, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2007 – 2013 Atheneum Willebroek (High school), Brussel


Augustijnen H, Patsiou T, Lucek K (2022) Secondary contact rather than coexistence - Erebia butterflies in the Alps. Evolution 76:2669-2686,

Lohse O, Lohse K, Augustijnen H, Lucek, K, & Darwin Tree of Life Consortium (2022) The genome sequence of the scotch argus butterfly, Erebia aethiops (Esper, 1777). Wellcome Open Research 7:217,

Lucek K, Augustijnen H, Escudero M (2022) A holocentric twist to chromosomal speciation? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 37:655-662,

de Vos JM, Augustijnen H, Bätscher L, Lucek K (2020) Speciation through chromosomal fusion and fission in Lepidoptera. Phil Trans of the Royal Society B 375(1806):20190539


Hannah Augustijnen

Universität Basel
Departement Umweltwissenschaften
Pflanzenökologie und -evolution
Schönbeinstrasse 6
4056 Basel