Monthly Archives: July 2013

2 field assistant jobs- Arabian tahr

Dear all
I’d appreciate if you could pass on the following opportunity suitable for people looking for field experience:
We are looking for 2 field assistants with climbing/mountaineering experience to assist with surveys of the Arabian tahr, an Endangered mountain goat found in Oman. The position will be for 4 months in total, taking place between this October to April.
I have attached some more details.
Thanks, Steve
Dr. Steve Ross
Conservation Biologist
University of Bristol
Mammal Research Unit
Woodlands Road

Terry’s group meeting tomorrow – location update

Dear all,

it is not possible for us to meet  in B52 as it has become the departmental office.

We will now be meeting in the park, as the Hicks building room is not available either…Please meet at 11.55 outside B52!


How to get published in Nature seminar 30/7, Medical School

Visit of Dr Ritu Dhand – Chief Biological Sciences Editor at Nature
Date: Tuesday 30th July 2013

10:30-11:30         Tea, Coffee and Seasonal Cakes with Ritu – Post Docs and Post Graduate Students
Venue: Heritage Room (B Floor, Medical School) please notify that you will be attending

12:00-12:45         Sandwich Lunch – Academics
Venue: Heritage Room (B Floor, Medical School) please notify that you will be attending

13:00-14:00         Seminar – Nature: the journal, review process and publishing group This seminar is open to all.
Venue: LT3, F Floor, Medical School

Deborah ( will also be arranging one to one sessions through-out the day for anyone who would like to meet Ritu,  please get in contact to book your place.

Equipment available university/academia-wide

Hi all- if you are looking for equipment that is around the Uni. check out

or elsewhere in academia and

cheers, Andy :)

Please leave by 5pm today

Please ensure you have left the building by 5pm today.

Please also note –
Out of hours use of the lab / dept is not allowed until further notice.

Mol Ecol Lab – open as usual

The lab is now open and everything is working. However the main entrance to the dept is closed so the lab should be accessed via the back lane (at the side of the library) or via the side entrance on the Firth court side, up the steps and under the Perak.

Access to office B54, Celine’s office and the locker room is available and electricity and internet is working but access to/via the other offices on the next B1 corridor (Terry’s, Roger’s Jon’s, Ben’s lab etc) is not yet possible.

The fire alarm is not yet working so listen for klaxon / verbal fire warnings. Check the fumehoods are working with Andy before use.

No entry to Alfred Denny today – Monday 22nd July

Due to a fire in a room in the Alfred Denny yesterday there will be no access to the building today.

Please work from home or use the computers in other buildings on campus (see The nearest open-access computer rooms are in the Western Bank library, Firth court or Arts tower. You will need your u-card to enter these. The Information Commons Building has 500 computers and other facilities including a cafe (

We will give you more info as soon as we know more. If you work in the Molecular Ecology Lab or are part of the group and did not receive an email from Andy about this please provide Andy with your email address – a.krupa [at]


Tuesday Cake

I would like to invite everyone to join me for lunch and cake on Tuesday (Today) in the Dev Cat at 1pm. I will be handing in my final approved copy of my PhD thesis in the morning so will need to celebrate with cake. Meet there at 1pm or by the main entrance at 12.50. Jamie

Terry’s group meeting today 12pm, B52 has been CANCELLED

PhD in Aberdeen

…on senescence in marmots.
More details here: PhD opportunity – Marmot senescence -J Martin, Aberdeen.