Monthly Archives: May 2010

Extraction technique for blood stored in ‘longmire buffer’?

Hi everyone, a friend of mine is wondering about the best extraction technique for blood stored in longmire buffer for microsat work. Anyone have a suggestion? Thanks,

I’m back


Finally I’m back.

It was an Odyssey home.

There are Korean sweets available at locker room from 10:30 am. Help yourself. (but you have to hurry!)


Special Molecular Ecology Seminar – Wed 19th May

Hi all,

Matt Bixley, a friend from AgResearch, New Zealand is visiting next week.
He is very involved in deer genomics, next generation sequencing and SNP typing and has offered to give a talk on that work.

The talk is in B52 on Wednesday 19th at 11.00.
Title is “Deer genomics resources”.

ps – the real reason Matt is in Europe was to represent New Zealand in the World 24 running championships. He just finished, covering >220km in 24 hours.
There is a fair chance he will need to be carried or wheeled into B52!

Pétanque results – CORRECTION

Andy did in fact score 9 points in yesterday’s match – apologies for my earlier error

However, I feel this adds volume to the rallying cry to take him down next time…

Pétanque results – the saga continues

Latest pétanque results from yesterday’s match:

Andy – 7

Steph & Camille – 3

Natalie & Karl – 3

Faisal & Simon – 1

Once again Andy has proven himself master of the balls. If you want to help take him down,  join us next time…

TAB Group meeting – tomorrow (14/05) 12 noon B52

Postdoc/PhD positions in Switzerland, on Daphnia genomics

See attached flier. Positions are with Dieter Ebert (Basle) and Christophe Haag (Fribourg)

Swiss Job ads

Evolution and Behaviour Seminar today (Thursday)

Hi all,

The seminar this Thursday will be given by Stephen Rossiter (, who has supervised visitors to the lab.
His talk is titled “Bats in trees: tales of evolutionary convergence and divergence” and it will be in the BMS Conference Room at 1pm.

Be great to see plenty of you there. If anybody would like to chat to Stephen, please drop me a line. There are slots between 2pm and 4pm.

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

Julia’s new baby

I've got a photo (no name yet, though we're close).
(Noah? Ed.)
He's 3280 gram (and I have no clue how manny stones or lbs that is).
We're all happy and even got some sleep tonight.
Anybody who wants to come visit and marvel at him
(that's custom in The Netherlands)
is very welcome, but please call ahead
(contact Andy who will give you the telephone
no.).  Cheers,  Julia