Monthly Archives: June 2014

Lab meeting tomorrow – 1st July, 11:30 am, common room

Dear all,

Please remember our next lab meeting tomorrow Tuesday 1st July at 11:30 am in the common room. There will be two speakers:

Isabel Winney. ‘Sex-specific investment strategies and personality?’
Michael Stocks. ‘The genomics of male mating behaviour in Ruff’

Available dates to give talks are the following:
October 7th
November 4th
December 2nd

Reminder: Everyone is expected to give a talk about their research at some point. I encourage especially those who:

have never presented at these meetings
have recently joined the lab
know will leave soon

Any plans and/or progress that you may wish to share is perfectly acceptable, you don’t need to have already finished your project and have stunning results. Please contact me should you wish to present.

Regards,

Mauricio


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

PhD Student
Animal and Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield

Next lab meeting: Tuesday 1st July, 11:30, common room

Dear all,

Our next lab meeting will be on Tuesday 1st July at 11:30am in the common room. There will be two speakers:

Isabel Winney. ‘Sex-specific investment strategies and personality?’
Michael Stocks. ‘The genomics of male mating behaviour in Ruff’

There is currently no speaker for the coming up meetings. These are the available dates:
August 5th
September 2nd
October 7th
November 4th
December 2nd
January 13th

Everyone is expected to give a talk about their research at some point. I strongly encourage those who:
- have never presented at these meetings
- have recently joined the lab
- know will leave soon
Any plans and/or progress that you may wish to share is perfectly acceptable, you don’t need to have already finished your project and have stunning results. Please contact me should you wish to present.

Regards,

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

Welcome to Claire Armstrong visiting from UEA

Welcome to Claire who will be here for a couple of months extracting DNA (with Rachel) and then preparing ddRAD libraries for pipits and warblers (with Gav and Lewis).

Visitor requiring accommodation

Hi All,

We have a student (Claire) visiting until the end of August who needs accommodation for that time. If you have anything available or know of anyone with a spare room please contact claire_armstrong@hotmail.com.

Thanks
Gav

Free wine!

We are hosting the 48th meeting of the Population Genetics Group in Sheffield, January 6-9th 2015. We need a logo. So, a decent bottle of wine is available for the best design sent to me (r.k.butlin@shef.ac.uk) by Friday 20 June!

Cheers

Roger

Welcome Katherine Booth-Jones and Andy Saxon who start today

Kat and Andy have come to Sheffield to complete their lab work under the support of the Facility.

Kat’s project -Dispersal and gene flow across ocean basins in a tropical seabird complex – will involve extracting DNA and msat genotyping various petrel species.

Andy will be performing ddRAD towards -
Developing genomic resources to test limits to adaptation in rainforest-restricted Drosophila.

Kat and Andy will be based in the lab (next to Gav).

A guide to writing with others (from Jess)

A guide to writing with others
Do you write collaboratively? Do you want to find out how to write more effectively with your collaborators and students? Then this is the event for you. Next monday we are hosting a mini-workshop to explore the challenges of writing multi-author papers, and to look at ways we can avoid common pitfalls of collaborative writing.
The workshop is being lead by an internationally recognised writing consultant, Dr. Iain Pattern who has over ten years experience helping scientists to improve their written communication (see below for more details).
The workshop would be valuable to researchers of all stages, and all staff and students are welcome to attend.
We will provide coffee and cake during the workshop. If you would like attend please register by emailing Zoe Dunsiger (z.dunsiger@sheffield.ac.uk)
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Pain-free paper writing – Developing your strategic skills for publication within research groups

When: Monday June 9th at 2.30-5 pm

Where: Alfred Denny Building meeting room A225 – BMS conference room

Writing with others – dealing with the challenge of multi-author publication
Research is typically a collaborative activity.  This mini-workshop will explore the challenges of writing in multi-author groups and look at how we can avoid some of the pitfalls that authors commonly face. Based on an understanding of the writing process and how it can be managed in groups, participants will consider the wider implications for how we approach research in groups and how we interact effectively with colleagues and collaborators throughout the research process.
The seminar covers material on effective writing in general and then looks at how to achieve that in multi-author groups. We look at insights from research on the writing process and what they tell us about effective writing in groups. We also look at publication ethics and the implications for group authorship.

Terry’s group meeting today 12pm, BMS Seminar room 2

House needed

Me and my family will be moving to Sheffield in September where I will work at the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences. We have two small kids (1,5 and 3,5 years old) and are looking for a 3-4 bedroom house to rent for two years. Something for shorter term would also be fine. We are looking for a place that would be within a walking distance or with good connections to the department. We would need the accommodation from 1st of September onwards. If you have a place for rent or know someone who has, please contact jonna.kulmuni@helsinki.fi.