Monthly Archives: July 2014

Next meeting: Tuesday 5th August, 11:30, Common Room

Dear all,

The next Molecular Ecology Lab meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th August at 11:30 in the Common Room. The two speakers are:

Nicola Nadeau. “Convergent structural colour in Heliconius butterflies”
Aaron Comeault. “The dark side of Timema cristinae: phenotypic polymorphisms both promote and constrain ecological speciation”

Available dates for giving a talk are:
October 7th
November 4th
December 2nd
Please let me know if you would like to give a talk.

Regards,

Mauricio


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

PhD Student
Animal and Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield

Plant Evolution Conference

Hello All,

There is a meeting on plant evolution in Edinburgh in September.

http://symposium.bio.ed.ac.uk/ukplantevolution2014/

I will be attending as a zoologist, but will speak on some plant genomic data we have (after all, I work on PLANT feeding insects…).

Please share with anyone who might be interested. The initial registration deadline is August 4th.

cheers,
Patrik

Data Analyst Post at the University of Sheffield

Data Analyst Post at the University of Sheffield

Job Reference Number: UOS008845

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield

Salary: Grade 7    £28,972 per annum

Closing Date: 14th August 2014

Job Title: Data Analyst

A researcher with experience in population genetic analyses, with relevant bioinformatic skills, is required to join the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility (NBAF) node in Sheffield. The successful candidate will assist Facility users with study design, data analysis and training, and contribute to the node’s research and development activities. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience in molecular ecology or evolutionary genetics, including genetic analyses (for example, population genomics, population structure, mating systems, linkage mapping or phylogeny) and possess excellent analytical skills, preferably including experience of bioinformatic programming tools.

The post is fixed-term with an immediate start date for a period of 12 months in the first instance.

For more information click on “Apply”- and then “About the Job” on the following webpage: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJD880/data-analyst/

For informal enquiries about this job and department, contact: Professor T A Burke on t.a.burke@sheffield.ac.uk or on 0114 222 0096.

Application should be made via the jobs.ac.uk webpage.

Accommodation in August

Hi all,

Graciela Sotelo (postdoc from Portugal) will visit Sheffield from ~15 August until ~26 August to work on Littorina snails. Do you know of any place where she could stay? Please email her directly (gsotelo.fdz@gmail.com) or contact me.

Thanks!

Anja

Free training courses at EOS (separate to conference)

There are 4 free training courses to choose from at EOS (anyone can apply)

Please see http://environmentalomics.org/ieos2014-workshops/

Population genomics
Restriction-site Associated DNA (RAD) Data Anaysis:
Gene expression analysis:
Metabolomics workshop

To apply for a place on the NBAF Technology workshop, please use the separate registration form. This is separate to registration for the main conference and registering for the conference is not required to attend this workshop (but is encouraged). This workshop is fully funded by NERC and bursaries are available to cover reasonable travel and accommodation costs for all delegates within the UK. Costs will be refunded following the workshop on production of receipts.

Data Analyst post

We are advertising for a Data Analyst.

If you know anyone who might be interested please pass this on.

Thanks
Debs

A researcher with experience in population genetic analyses, with relevant bioinformatic skills, is required to join the NERC
Biomolecular Analysis Facility (NBAF) node in Sheffield. The successful candidate will assist Facility users with study design,
data analysis and training, and contribute to the node’s research and development activities. Applicants should have a PhD or
equivalent experience in molecular ecology or evolutionary genetics, including genetic analyses (for example, population
genomics, population structure, mating systems, linkage mapping or phylogeny) and possess excellent analytical skills,
preferably including experience of bioinformatic programming tools.

For further details and to apply see –

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJD880/data-analyst/

Deadline 14th August 2014

International Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis (iEOS)

SECOND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ‘OMICS SYNTHESIS CONFERENCE

University of Liverpool, UK, 15th – 18th September 2014

http://www.environmentalomics.org/ieos2014

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the second International Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis (iEOS) conference on ‘omics applications, tools and resources focused on the environmental sciences.

The meeting covers genomics, metabolomics and other high-throughput approaches in biology (‘omics). The meeting is targeted both at current and future users of ‘omics, and for developers of bioinformatics and ‘omics technologies.

The conference includes dedicated introductory talks and training sessions on day one, for those who are new to the field, followed by two days of world-class science presentations delivered by several international leaders in environmental ‘omics. These are followed by a full day of advanced computational biology training and a workshop on Adverse Outcome Pathway Risk Assessment. The conference will promote exchange of ideas between all of these groups.

We encourage submission of abstracts to be considered for oral and poster presentation, and in particular encourage submissions from PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Bursaries may be available.

To register – with optional submission of an abstract – see: http://environmentalomics.org/ieos2014-registration/

REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 28th July 2014

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

· Prof Neil Hall, University of Liverpool
· Prof Gerald Ankley, US Environmental Protection Agency

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS:

SESSION I. Archaeological ‘Omics – Learning from the past to inform the future

Prof Dan Bradley, Trinity College Dublin – Ancient population genomics: do it all or not at all
Dr Logan Kistler, Pennsylvania State University – Megafauna, climate change, and domestication: Using archaeogenomics and integrated datasets to study crop plant evolution in ancient ecosystems.

SESSION II. Evolutionary Genomics

Prof Stuart Piertney, University of Aberdeen
Prof Jon Slate, University of Sheffield

SESSION III. Meta-omic analysis of biome composition and function

Prof Jeroen Raes, KU Leuven, Belgium
Dr Xin Zhou, Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) China

SESSION IV. Epigenetic basis of phenotypic plasticity underpinning acclimatisation

Prof Frank Lyko, DKFZ (German Cancer Research Centre), Heidelberg – Epigenetic regulation and phenotypic plasticity in Marbled Crayfish
Dr Jana Asselman, Environmental Toxicology Lab (GhEnToxLab), Ghent University – Changes in DNA methylation patterns in response to environmental stress in different genotypes of Daphnia

SESSION V. Systems Ecotoxicology

Prof Mark Viant, University of Birmingham
Dr Edward Perkins, US Army Engineer Research & Development Centre – De novo chemical: gene associations and network inference of chemicals causing biological effects in fathead minnows exposed near effluent sites in the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan, USA

DRAFT PROGRAMME: http://environmentalomics.org/ieos2014-agenda/

BTO – Special Offer – Join for the rest of the year for £1

Here at the BTO we are trying to increase our Membership and feel you are likely to know someone or several people interested in birds who are not members of our family. Why not ask them to try Membership for the rest of the year for just £1?  There is no obligation to stay beyond that, but I obviously hope they will want to!

There are two stories just this week that show how Members’ money benefits birds:

Understanding the reasons for decline of Spotted Flycatcher, Redstarts and Wood Warblers:

http://www.bto.org/news-events/news/2014-07/mediterranean-conditions-affect-uk-breeding-migrants

Ground breaking Cuckoo tracking project:

http://www.bto.org/news-events/press-releases/chris-cuckoo-waves-goodbye-britain-again

If you forward this message on they can click the button below to join, or find out more about the offer and our prize draw by following this link

http://www.bto.org/support-us/join/membergetamember

Debbie Todd, Membership Manager

British Trust for Ornithology, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2PU, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1842 750050, fax: +44 (0)1842 750030

NGS Workshop at Sheffield University Next Week 16th July

Next Generation Sequencing Workshop next week (16th July) at the University of Sheffield (Inox Dine).

Details at this website: www.biotexcel.com/event/ngs-workshop-sheffield

This is a one day course that will give you everything you need from the basic overview to more detailed applications like Exome, Genome and RNA (Transcriptome) sequencing.

There will also be a lab tour of the NGS Facility at the Children’s Hospital to show you the different NGS platforms.

This is a low cost workshop and as part of a collaboration we have with the University we can offer you a 30% discount (off the standard cost of £100) if you book before the end of this week.

In this case use Discount Code 0b69944b when booking online at the above site or call Ed Quazi if you want to book using another system (0161 870 6056). <equazi@biotexcel.com>

www.biotexcel.com

Move from Langsett complete

Everything should now be working. If you have issues logging in please give me a shout and i can give you some help. Again here is how to access if you missed my previous emails.
Novell users will get a N: drive mapped to the new data location when they login. When you log in to Novell a DOS box should appear. Click on that DOS box and enter your University password and click Enter. It may take up to 30 secs for that box to disappear so be patient. Macs will need to ‘connect to server’ using smb://uosfstore/shared using username@shefuniad.
Novell workstations should able to to browse to \\uosfstore\shared (start button and enter that path into the search programs and files field) and enter username@shefuniad when prompted.
Your password is still the same.

Gav