Monthly Archives: May 2014

Next meeting: 3 June, 1130, common room

Dear all,

Our next meeting will be on June 3rd at 1130 in the common room. Clemens Küpper will give a talk entitled “Next generation ruffs: searching for satellite and faeder genes”.

The following dates are available for giving talks:
August 5th
September 2nd
October 7th
November 4th
December 2nd
Please let me know shall you wish to give a talk.

Lab meetings are a great opportunity not only to let people know what you work on or what your latest results are, but also to get valuable feedback by discussing your projects with other lab members. Slots are ideally 30 min long so that more people can have the opportunity of present, but it is also possible to have a whole hour if requested.

Regards,

Mauricio Montaño-Rendón
(m.montano@sheffield.ac.uk)

Norwegian blue tit reality TV

Nest cams with a difference! The birds have furnished “apartments” and a “cafe”: http://www.nrk.no/piipshow/

Help with PHASE needed

Hi everyone!

Would anyone be able to help me construct haplotypes with PHASE software? Many thanks Gillian (4th year MBiolSci. working with Terry) Boa10gd@sheffield.ac.uk or just see me in the lab.

Really Nice 96-well pipette :)

Finally I have found a decent 96-well pipette (will do as low as 0.5ul). Anyone got £15K spare? …and more if you need larger volumes :)

http://www.integra-biosciences.com/sites/96_384_channel_pipette.html#video

They also do ‘manual’ electronic 16-channel pipettes (for easy transfer of 384-well plates).

cheers, Andy.

NGS webinar, 14 May, 5pm

This webinar might be of interest to some of us working on NGS, bioinformatics and data interpretation.

The Importance of Bioinformatics in NGS: Breaking the Bottleneck in Data Interpretation

Registration: http://webinar.sciencemag.org/webinar/archive/importance-bioinformatics-ngs

Mauricio

YUEG 2014 – Sheffield needs to make itself felt

Dear everyone,

On behalf of Roger, I would like to communicate that this year YEUG (Yorkshire Universities Evolutionary Group) meeting will take place on May 21st in Hull. There are currently only 4 people registered from Sheffield and YUEG would really appreciate the usual strong Sheffield contingent. Please register ASAP if you decide to participate by either presenting talk or poster, or without any work; they need to sort out the logistics of the event.

Registration link http://www.evohull.org/yueg-2014/

Programme will follow soon, but usual YUEG format is 10am-4pm. Food and pub after for those who want it.

Regards,

Mauricio Montaño-Rendón

PhD student
(m.montano@sheffield.ac.uk)

Poster competition- winners!

Excellent news!
Mauricio has won the “Outstanding Award” at the Biological Sciences Division Annual Poster Competition with his poster “Distribution patterns of a marine snail from the British Isles”
And also Issie and David won “Highly commended” with their house sparrow and aphid research posters.

Accommodation required

Dear all,
My name is Kat and I am a PhD student from the University of Reading. I will be visiting the Molecular Ecology Lab from early June to the end of July.

I am in need of accommodation for these two months and do not know Sheffield at all, so if anyone knows of a spare room I can rent, or has any advice about where to start looking, I would be very grateful!

My email address is k.boothjones@pgr.reading.ac.uk/katherineboothjones@gmail.com

Many thanks,
Kat

Lab meeting tomorrow May 6th, 11:30 am, Common Room

Dear all,

Please remember lab meeting tomorrow May 6th, 11:30 am, Common Room.

Rachel Williams will give a talk entitled “Conservation Genetics of an Ancient Cephalopod”.

Regards,

Mauricio

Next meeting: May 6th, 11:30 am, Common Room

Dear all,

Our next lab meeting will be on Tuesday 6th May at 11:30 am at the Common Room. Venue had to be changed due to works being carried out in room B52, and therefore time had to be adjusted to avoid clashing with departmental coffee break.

Next week Rachel Williams will present her talk entitled “Conservation Genetics of an Ancient Cephalopod”. Although L4 talks take place on the same day, Rachel would greatly appreciate feedback on her new results, reason why the meeting was not postponed.

Please let me know if you want to give a talk on one of the following available dates:
June 3rd
August 5th
September 2nd
October 7th
November 4th
December 2nd

Regards,

Mauricio Montaño-Rendón
m.montano@sheffield.ac.uk

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