Author Archives: Toby

Basit’s viva

Hey guys,

It’s Basit’s viva today (29/3) and he should finish around 4-5. Depending on the timing we are going to gather in either B52 or Roger’s office to congratulate him. There is a card in my office to sign (B54b)


RES Postgrad Forum 2011

Hi Guys

This years Royal Entomological Society Postgrad Forum will be held between the 2-3rd February 2011 at the Royal Hotel in Hull.

Confirmed speakers so far> Dr Helen Roy, Dr Richard Gill and Dr Lori Lawson Handley. The PG forum is an excellent opportunity for postgrads to present their work, get feedback and meet others working on insect related projects. Last years meeting was in Sheffield and a great success and this years promises to be just as good.

More information and registration forms are available on the RES website: or just give me a shout.


House Mate Wanted

Hi GuysSophie, Natalie and I are all moving into a lovely house in Crookes in July and are looking for a housemate. The rent is £55 and the house has just been completely refurbished so its top quality. Theres even a table football table and flat screen tv included!If anyones interested or knows of anyone looking for a house and wants more info/pictures of the house either give me, sophie or nat a shout in the lab or give me an email!TobyLiving Room and Kitchen

RES Postgrad forum

Hi Guys!

Hope  you all had a good holiday! Just a reminder that the deadline to register for the Royal Entomological Society postgrad forum is TODAY! So anyone interested in coming and giving a talk/poster could you please either download the registration forms off the web at

or give me an email:

Cheers! Toby

RES Postgrad Forum


Just a reminder that this years Royal Entomological Society Postgrad Forum will be held at Sheffield on 3-4th February 2010.

The Royal Entomological Society Postgraduate Fora provide an opportunity for the discussion of current postgraduate entomological research. The Forum offers a friendly arena for students to present their work to their peers, either as a poster or a short talk, and receive some helpful feedback. Offers to present are invited from postgraduates within all research areas. Masters, PhD and undergraduate students are all welcome to present, bring your supervisors with you too.

Registration is now open, registration forms and further information can be found online at the RES student pages:                                            


Deadline for receipt of offers and registration is: MONDAY 4th JANUARY 2010

This year’s theme will be focused around careers outside academia and will feature invited speakers including:


DR RICHARD HANDLEY – Environment Agency


MYC RIGGULSFORD – Science Journalist and Communications Consultant

If you have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact Toby Fountain –