Monthly Archives: April 2011

Room to rent

Hi guys,
I’m letting my room. Here is the advert:
Spacious sunny first floor double bedroom available from 28 May. You will be
sharing the house with three others, with a shared lounge/dining room, offshot
kitchen, bathroom and sunny rear garden.  A quiet road in Crookes with friendly,
helpful neighbours.

The rent, of £270 pcm (=£62 pw) includes Council Tax and water rates.
Other bills are shared between the tenants. This room is for genuine non-smokers
only, thanks! It would suit young professionals or postgraduates.

The landlady (Gemma) lives in Manchester, this used to be her home and
she wishes to keep the house in good condition with happy tenants. The room,
kitchen and lounge will all be freshly decorated by 28 May. The contract
is initially for 6 months, then with a one month notice period (but we hope
you’ll stay longer).

to arrange a visit, contact me: 07.962.592.508

Mol Ecol Lab Meeting – Tue 10 May 11:00h B52

Dear all,

an early announcment:

We meet in two weeks (10th May) at 11:00h in B52 to hear from

Oscar and Faisal about

Genetic and population structure of apollo butterflies


Evolutionary history of indigenous Arabian Peninsula camel Camelus dromedarius populations

Hope to see you all (and that the speakers won’t forget to bring cake/cookies)


leaving drinks tonight

It’s Raisin’s last day today and I’m moving to the Netherlands tomorrow. If you’d like to join for drinks at the University Arms after work (interval is shut), that would be great – I’ll try and tear Claire away from the lab, and hope to be in the pub fom 5-6.15.

Parentage talks & protocols

The parentage talks by Anna Santure (Colony) and Hannah Dugdale (Cervus and MasterBayes) are available on lightwood at:

\\Lightwood\aps\BO\TAB\bo4smgf\Mol Ecol Course\Parentage workshop Apr 2011

You can find PDFs of many of the papers mentioned in these talks at:

\\Lightwood\aps\BO\TAB\NBAF centre\Mol Ecol Course\Mol Ecol Course presentations and handouts\Pdfs of refs for data presentation talk

The NBAF_S parentage analysis protocol is also located at (NB: this is a draft version – please report any typos/corrections etc to NBAF-S staff so that this can be corrected for future visitors):


posted by Hannah

Genemapper for Windows 7

Hi all,  I’m having trouble installing Genemapper v3.7 on a laptop with Windows 7.  If anyone has any hints on how to do this, please let me know!

Natalie    (e-mail:

Errors in Genotyping protocol?

Hi all- I have been told that there is the odd error or unclear command in my Genotyping protocol/booklet that most of you are using. If you have spotted anything could you let me know – just bring me the hard copy you are using  and show me where and I will update to help future generations :)



Postdoc training *****How to be an effective researcher******

Message from Sandrine Soubes x24220;

We are continuing the series of Professional Development workshops for Postdocs in the Faculty of Science (also open to researchers in engineering and medicine faculties)

This workshop will be held on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May. For booking, see webpage:

This workshop is an excellent professional development opportunity for Postdocs. We have run this Vitae developed programme over the last two years and have obtained excellent feedback each time.

The workshop is an ideal opportunity for Postdoctoral researchers to meet with other researchers from across the University. It enables Postdocs to consider how they could:
* improve how they plan and prioritise their work
* develop additional skills to manage their project
* consider the steps they need to take to develop their research independence
* become aware of the skills required to manage other researchers or the communication skills needed for    effective project delivery and collaborations.

Holiday closures

To celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Friday 29 April 2011 has been designated an official public holiday.  As the holiday falls during the Easter vacation period, teaching will not be affected by this.

Including Easter and May Day, this means that the University will be closed on:

Good Friday – 22 April
Easter Monday – 25 April
Royal Wedding Bank Holiday – 29 April
May Day – 2 May

All doors accessed by the security swipe card system will be locked from 7pm on Thursday 21 April and reopened on Tuesday 26 April at 7.30am. The same arrangements will be in place from 7pm on Thursday 28 April to reopening at 7.30am on 3 May 2011.

Staff who work out of hours will still be able to access the buildings as normal.

House clearing

Hi guys,

I’m selling my staff which you can see in my office (B54b). My e-mail is

Here is the list, with in bold new staff added to the former list

Furniture Price
big desk 50
big Mirror 20
smaller Mirror 10
painting frog 10
painting birds 10
painting sea 10
Chest of 3 draws (plasitc with catser) 3 of them 5
Metallic chest of 7 draws 5
door hallstand (3 of them) 3
Lots of towels ?
duvet with pillows  4
sheet for bed (bed cover, duvet, pillow, etc…) 3
Electric items Price
Light of hapiness for light therapy 15
small mouse 3
big mouse 5
hard drive 35 Mb 5
hard drive 120 Mb 10
hard drive 230 Mb 10
hard drive 500 Mb 20
hard drive 1 GB 20
Plug adaptator UK/continent 1
computer screen 22” 60
AZERTY Keyboard 5
hair dryer 5
battery charger 4
small portable radio 4
Landline phone 3
Speakers 5
Alarm clock 4
Desktop Switch fast ethernet with 5 ports (for network between several computers/printer, see for description) 5
Broadband ethernet modem/router ADSL2100 4
surge protector power bar  (2 of them) with 4 plugs with exetnsion 2
mutliplug with 2 plug 0.2
Extension cord plug (5 metres) 2
cooker steamer 5
60 blank CD 4
40 blank DVD 4
Sport equipment Price
Raquetball 2
fin, size 39 2
fin for hand to swim 2
Weight 0.5 kg (2) 1
Weight 1k g 1
ball 1
Map of outdoor activities in the peaks 2
Montain biking guide in the peaks 5
map case  4
Matress 3
big gym ball 2
Bike staff: everything brand new or almost new Price
Mountain bike rock rider 8.1, 2 years with lots of new staff on it (was 450 new) 200
Car bike rack 30
Protections for arm, leg and wrist (can be sold separately, was 100£, brand new: never used) 50
Big bike pump 5
small bike pump 3
helmet 3
phosphorescent vest 4
Bag 5
Standard cover to protect bicycles against inclement weather and dust 4
locker 2
chain 3
light 3
Puncture repair kit 3
Chain repair kit 2
maintenace spray 2
cleaning spray + cleaning kit (brish,etc…) 2
oil 2
inher tube 1
other staff Price
carrier strap 1
insulated bottle 2
metallic measuring tape (3 metres) 1
map of Sheffield 1
Sheffield AZ 1
Motorist UK road map 0.5
ear defender 2
tools belt 4

No orders 22nd April- 3rd May

No orders 22nd April- 3rd May. Let me know by Thursday lunch if you/we need anything ordered.