Title: Investigating the co-evolution of chromosome organisation and gene expression in ruminants
Closing date: 18th January 2019
Our lab aims to study genome evolution and the genetic changes associated with individual and species differences, applying the newest comparative and functional genomic techniques and the great wealth of genomic data available. In particular, we focus on the dynamics of chromosomal evolution in mammals and other vertebrates. To address these questions, we use rodents and ruminants as model species and take a multidisciplinary approach that combines experimental and bioinformatic analysis.
This project will focus particularly on how genomic changes between closely related ruminant species might affect gene expression. To do so, the student will first detect genomic changes in ruminants using an algorithm designed in our lab. Then, they will generate and analyse RNA-Seq data for cattle, sheep and red deer, to finally integrate their results with the gross genomic changes.
The candidate: We are seeking a highly motivated individual, excited by the prospect of conducting cutting-edge research, with a minimum of 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. She/he will have a strong willingness to work at the interface of wet-lab and bioinformatics, and demonstrate enthusiasm to learn new skills.
Informal enquiries can be sent at – firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply: Applications can be made using the online University application page where the project title should be entered as the proposed area of research and Dr Marta Farré Belmonte as supervisor. Please include a CV and a cover letter. https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/#research
An opportunity has arisen for a committed researcher to join the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland WildGenes lab. Reporting to the Conservation Programme Manager – WildGenes in our Conservation team, the successful candidate will initiate, implement and disseminate conservation genetics projects in the WildGenes laboratory. Duties include assisting with the project management and analysis of genetic data for a diverse portfolio of conservation genetic projects.
This is a full-time permanent position where the working hours are 37.5 hours per week.
Closing date: Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
My name is Sara Peixoto, I am a postgraduate student from Portugal and I will do an internship at University of Sheffield (Molecular Ecology Lab) next year (2019), from January to July. I’m looking for a cheap place to stay near the university for that period – maximum £250 including bills – so if you have a room available or know someone who has, please contact me: email@example.com. Ideally I am looking for a room from January 12 until the end of June please.
Seminars are held on Mondays at 12.00 noon (unless stated) in the Conference Room (room A225), A Floor, Alfred Denny building.
Monday 19th November 2018
Dr Gonzalo de Polavieja, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon
“How useful is deep learning in the study of animal behavior?”
Host: Prof Mikko Juusola
Seven month post available here in Sheffield, working on our rotifer experimental evolution project
The reference number is UOS020788 closing on the 15 November 2018.
The Centre for Nordic Studies’ first talk this semester will be given by Dr Eva Robards (York) at 7pm in the Humanities Research Institute on Tuesday 16 October. Her talk is on, ‘The Swede who organised the world: naturalist Carl Linnaeus’.
For further information, contact Dr Colin Roth by e-mailing Nordic-Studies@Sheffield.ac.uk
Information related to this message is available at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/nordic-studies/news-and-events
We are delighted to invite you to attend a PacBio SMRT sequencing seminar, to be held on Thursday 25th October, 10.30am-2pm in the BMS Conference Room, Alfred Denny Building.
There will be talks from users of Sheffield’s PacBio Sequel System, which is based in the P3 centre and Molecular Ecology Laboratory in the Department of Animal & Plant Sciences. There will also be a presentation from PacBio technical staff, and the opportunity to meet with them afterwards to discuss your long-read sequencing projects.
The seminar is free and coffee and lunch will be provided. Please register at: http://bit.ly/2p5sE61 to save your spot.
Ivan Jezkova will be in Sheffield from 30. 10. to 16. 11. 2018 to visit the Butlin/Beckerman rotifer group. If you could help her with a room, please email her on firstname.lastname@example.org