Monthly Archives: October 2014

Next lab meeting: Tue 4 Nov, 11:30 to 12:30, Common Room

Dear all,

The next lab meeting will take place on Tuesday 4 November from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Common Room, Alfred Denny Building. The two speakers will be:

1) Suo Qiu. “Understanding the genomic basis of virulence in the parasitic weed Striga hermonthica”. She is a research postdoctoral associate working in collaboration with Julia Scholes and Roger Butlin.

Striga species are parasitic weeds that infect the roots of the staple cereal crops of Africa causing devastating yield losses. Striga-resistant cultivars are cost-effective for subsistence farmers but knowledge about genetic variation for virulence within Striga populations is poor, making sustainable management of host-resistant cultivars difficult. We aim to use population genomic approaches to locate virulence loci within the Striga genome that allow parasites to overcome host resistance genes.

2) Kang-Wook Kim. “What makes longer and faster sperm?”. He is a research postdoctoral associate.

Available dates to give talks next year are:
- January 6th
- February 3rd
- March 3rd
Please let me know if you would like to give a talk.

Best wishes,

Mauricio


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

PhD Student
Animal and Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield

Reserch technician job available

at the University of Sussex with Professor Jeremy Field.

The main aim of the project is to use a combination of approaches from behavioural ecology and quantitative genetics to investigate queen-worker coadaptation and conflict in primitively eusocial sweat bees (Lasioglossum). A major part of the work will be microsatellite genotyping, including the development and testing of new marker loci, with initial training provided as required.

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/877

(A postdoc is also being advertised on the same grant and there is also another technician post on a different grant – see jobs.ac.uk)

cheers,
Debs

Molecular Ecology Research Technician

We are hiring a molecular ecology research technician to develop microsatellites and conduct genotyping.

This is a six month full-time position, starting 1st Dec. Deadline is 5th Nov, and interviews are likely to take place on 14th Nov.

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJV942/research-technician-in-molecular-ecology/

Hannah

Terry’s group meeting tomorrow 1.30pm, BMS Seminar room 1

Jobs at the Sheffield Childrens Hospital

There is an IT manager and Senior Genetic Technologist posts live on NHS jobs (based at Sheffield Childrens Hospital). Search at
https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/search_vacancy/0dfe2e3117f53ad646eb308f1a11d406/

Some recent papers on RADSeq

Hi all,
Mol Ecol have just published a couple of letters/comments discussing various forms of bias in different RADSeq methods.
They are here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.12965/abstract?campaign=wolacceptedarticle
and here:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.12964/abstract?campaign=wolacceptedarticle

The review article (actually a meeting review) they refer to is here:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.12686/abstract

Marine Evolutionary Genomics & Proteomics workshop (Live Web Streaming)

Dear all,

We are streaming live the talks from the MEGP workshop (University of Vigo, Spain) on the Campus do Mar TV website (http://tv.campusdomar.es/directo.html). You can have a look at the programme at our web (http://meeg2014.webs2.uvigo.es/home.html). The live streaming will only be available for the first day of the workshop (tuesday 14th october). The practical sessions will be recorded and uploaded in a few weeks time. The talks from day 1 will also be uploaded on this web at that time.

best wishes to all (including Andy and ME)

juan galindo (University of Vigo)

Lab meeting tomorrow 7 Oct 2014, 11:30 am, Common Room

Dear all,

This is a reminder of our next Molecular Ecology Lab meeting taking place tomorrow 7 Oct 2014 at 11:30 am in the Common Room (D floor, APS department). The two speakers will be Kyle Martin and Kei Matsubayashi.

Kyle is a research associate in Gareth Fraser’s group working on tooth and denticle development in sharks, skates and rays using development methods. His talk title is “Evolution and Development of Vertebrate Teeth: the role of stem cells in regulating continuous tooth regeneration in chondrichthyans”.

Kei is a JSPS post-doctoral fellow for Research Abroad in Patrik Nosil’s group studying the ecological and genetic mechanisms of diversification, focusing on ecological speciation and adaptive radiation. His talk title is “Parallel speciation caused by ecological hybrid speciation in the phytophagous ladybird beetle”.

I am afraid that November and December meetings are fully booked, but should you wish to give a talk at one of these meetings, the following dates are available:
- January 6th
- February 3rd
- March 3rd

January 6th might be of special interest to those presenting at the Population Genetics Group (PopGroup) since you could use this lab meeting to practice your talk.

As always, please do let me know of new members in your groups who need to be added to this list. Also, let me know if you have left and no longer requiere to be in this list.

Best wishes,

Mauricio


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

PhD Student
Animal and Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield

Next lab meeting: 7 Oct 2014, 11:30 am, Common Room

Dear all,

The next Molecular Ecology Lab meeting will be on 7 Oct 2014 at 11:30 am in the Common Room (D floor, APS department). The two speakers will be Kyle Martin and Kei Matsubayashi.

Kyle is a research associate in Gareth Fraser’s group working on tooth and denticle development in sharks, skates and rays using development methods. His talk title is “Evolution and Development of Vertebrate Teeth: the role of stem cells in regulating continuous tooth regeneration in chondrichthyans”.

Kei is a JSPS post-doctoral fellow for Research Abroad in Patrik Nosil’s group studying the ecological and genetic mechanisms of diversification, focusing on ecological speciation and adaptive radiation. His talk title is “Parallel speciation caused by ecological hybrid speciation in the phytophagous ladybird beetle”.

I am afraid that November and December meetings are fully booked, but should you wish to give a talk at one of these meetings, the following dates are available:
- January 6th
- February 3rd
- March 3rd

January 6th might be of special interest to those presenting at the Population Genetics Group (PopGroup) since you could use this lab meeting to practice your talk.

As always, please do let me know of new members in your groups who need to be added to this list.

Best wishes,

Mauricio


Mauricio Montaño-Rendón

PhD Student
Animal and Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield

m.montano@sheffield.ac.uk