Monthly Archives: January 2011

ESEB Travel Award

These awards are for young scientists (including students) to attend the ESEB meeting in Tubingen in August 2011 (www.eseb2011.de).

The award will cover:
1. Support toward travel and living expenses.
2. ESEB Registration fees (based on early member registration fees).

Eligibility: Applications can be submitted by young scientists at various stages of their professional career that do not yet have a permanent position (e.g., Master and PhD students, postdocs).
Applicants must be ESEB members (for becoming a member of ESEB, see http://www.eseb.org/). Proposals can be submitted several times, but winners are not eligible for a second award for a period of 5 years. They must submit an oral communication or a poster to be eligible for the award.

How to apply: send you application by email to the ESEB Travel Award Committee, c/o Dr. Martijn Egas <C.J.M.Egas@uva.nl>. The application should be no more than 2 pages long and include: name of the applicant; budget, including sources of additional support; an explanation of how attendance to the meeting will further their professional goals; and a CV (preferably as a single PDF-file). A support letter from the applicant advisor/mentor is also required. Support letters should be sent to the same email address (C.J.M.Egas@uva.nl) by the applicant’s mentor or senior colleague.

Deadline: 11 February 2011 24:00 GMT.

Sincerely,
Tad Kawecki
Secretary, the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB)

Freezers (-20 room, -80 and lab -20′s/coldroom)

Hi all- just to remind you all that we are having a freezer clearout (we are drastically running out of space). At the moment we are doing a ‘stocktake’ of the -20 room (I now have a 90% completed list). Do you have anything that can defo. be thrown out?

-80′s these will be defrosted (stuff taken to -20 overnight). Do you have anything to throw? (or stuff that cannot go up to -20 temp.?). Please let me know.

Coldroom? -20 freezers? anything to throw out? PCR products?

Thanks :)

Andy

Accommodation needed from Jan 23rd

Accommodation needed from Jan 23rd for Lyndsey Holland (for about 1 month? and then maybe a little more time) Please email Lyndsey directly on lph204@exeter.ac.uk

DNA precipitation (final ethanol %age)

…just  a quick note to warn you Ammonium Acetate- 96-well plate-extraction people that you need to ensure that your total ethanol should be at or above 64% to allow DNA to precipitate fully (one adaptation of the method has the ethanol at 50% which doesn’t work as well!).  Our normal tube method uses 2x volume ethanol (66% final).

Makes sense?

Andy :)

Green impact!

Apologies to those who may have already received this message via Sue. We’d love a few more bods to get involved ;)

Hi as you know the Dept. is taking part in Green Impact again this year (see http://sheffield.greenimpact.org.uk/ for more details).

We now have an action plan to achieve at least the Silver Award for this
year but need some help implementing a few simple(ish!) tasks :) If you
would like to be actively involved in Green Impact and become part of
the GI Team 2010/11 then please contact Andy (A.krupa@sheffield.ac.uk)
or Anna (A.Santure@sheffield.ac.uk) (ideally in the next few days) and
we’ll get back to you with further details.

Andy and Anna :)

Accommodation required (6 months)

Filipa Martins is here and looking for a room to rent for 6 months. Filipa is working in lab B71 (x20108) and is in office B54 (x20113).  If anyone can help please contact her by phone or email = filipamsmartins@hotmail.com

Meeting tomorrow cancelled

Hi all,

the meeting tomorrow (see below) is cancelled because we have no speaker. I hope someone will be able to speak next week, so we can do it then. If anyone is interested in telling us about her/his work, please let me know.

(julia.schroeder@sheffield.ac.uk)

Julia

>our next meeting is Tuesday, 11 Jan at 10am in B52. Tia will tell us about her >project, and I still do not have a second speaker. So if anyone is interested in >telling us about his/her work, please let me know >(julia.schroeder@sheffield.ac.uk)
>It’s a meeting for the whole lab, so please attend if you’re in

First TAB Group Meeting of 2011 – Friday 14/01 12-1.30pm, B52

Dear all,

the first group meeting for Terry’s staff, students and visitors will be on Friday 14/01, from 12 noon til 1.30pm in B52.

Celine