Monthly Archives: June 2010

Postdoc position – Molecular Ecology & Evolution, Aberdeen

A postdoctoral researcher position is available within Dr Stuart Piertney’s laboratory in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen.
More info on: piertney-job-advert.doc
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 24 June 2010.


Hi all,

Brussels sprouts and other brassica seedlings will be up for grabs in the locker room today.

Feel free!


Petanque- from 12.15 in the park

Petanque- from 12.15 in the park. Game starts at 12.30. All welcome of course 🙂

BBQ on Saturday

Hi everybody,

the weather forecast is saying that English summer is coming back over the weekend, which leaves me no other choice than to throw a BBQ at my place in 10 Kenbourne Road in the lovely Netheredge:

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The grill will be hot at 6. Bring your own meat and some booze if you like.

see you there,



Hi – I’m going to ISBE and wondering if anyone wants to share a room, if so let me know (h.dugdale AT

Presentation on Workflows for Scientific Computing and Sharing Using MyExperiment

Date and Time: Wednesday 16th June, 11am until 12
Venue: Hicks Building Lecture Theatre B

Katy Wolstencroft from the School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester will talk aboout myExperiment and Taverna. myExperiment is a collaborative environment where scientists can safely publish their workflows and experiment plans, share them with groups and find those of others. Unlike Facebook or MySpace, myExperiment fully understands the needs of the researcher and makes it really easy for the next generation of scientists to contribute to a pool of scientific methods, build communities and form relationships – reducing time-to-experiment, sharing expertise and avoiding reinvention. myExperiment is now the largest public repository of scientific workflows.

If you would like to attend please e-mail:

Mol Ecol meeting Tuesday – change of starting time: 11am

Dear all,

the start time has been changed to 11am.

World Cup Sweepstake – Last Call!

Hello, this will be the last blog post about this as I’ll move it to email for the participants.

There are just seven teams left. Anyone is welcome to take part. It’s an interesting position as the teams left are Argentina, Brazil and Côte d’Ivoire are still up for grabs!

From now on, it’s first come first served, and the remaining teams will be a secret. I’m in B1 207, come visit! Or email me at and I’ll pick a team for you (Juan will be the independent adjudicator).


FIFA World Cup: Mol Ecol Sweepstake

Hello again MolEcolers, Lets go for it! I will come round the offices and lab tomorrow – give me a shout if you definitely want to take part and I will come and find you ( ).

There are 32 teams taking part; tournament starts on the 11th June and the final is on the 11th of July.

Entry to the Sweepstake is £2 : £1 will go the the prize pot, the other £1 will go to the UNICEF Unite Againt Aids Campaign, which strives for real and lasting change to protect the rights of children affected by HIV. You can find more information here.


– 1st place: £8
– 2nd place: £5
– 3rd place: £3
– Team with most goals conceded: £5
– Team with FIFA Best Young Player: £2
– FIFA Most Entertaining Team: £2

– Own Goal Prize Pot: £7

Further explanation: If someone on your team scores a goal for the opposite team, then you can win a share of this prize. There has been at least one own goal in every tournament since USA ’94. Anyone who saw Scotland v Brazil in France ’98 can understand that this is a subject very close to my heart… And anyone who saw Japan v England at the weekend knows what the Golden ticket could be 😉


– Teams will be selected by each participant AT RANDOM.
– No complaining if you get DPR Korea or New Zealand!
– First come, first served…
– No money, no team.
– Maximum of two teams per person.
– In the case of several teams tying for a prize, the prize will be divided between the winners accordingly.
– If you draw France, any winnings should go towards buying beer for an Irish person.
– Penalty shoot outs do NOT count towards goals conceded.
– If no own goals are scored during the tournament, the own goal prize pot will be added to our charity donation.

Good luck everyone!!