Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lab meeting TOMORROW Tuesday 3rd March at 11:30 in the Common Room

Dear all,

The next Molecular Ecology Lab meeting will be TOMORROW Tuesday 3rd March at 11:30 in the Common Room, D floor, Alfred Denny Building. There will be two speakers:

Russell Hall. “Evolution of Ecological Diversity in Shady Grasses”. He is a PhD student and NBAF-S visitor with Colin Osborne. His work is on the evolution of diversity and photosynthesis in grasses using phylogenomic and comparative methods.

Susana Freitas. “Hybridisation patterns between sexual and asexual species”. She is a PhD student in Portugal, co-supervised in Sheffield by Roger Butlin. Her work is on phylogenetics and evolution of a group of parthenogenetics lizards.

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A couple of technical announcements regarding the organisation of the meetings:

1) I have created a Google Calendar so that everyone always knows when and where the meetings will be held. Follow this public link (https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=sheffield.ac.uk_96ghmc3p3goggia2fqmcvuu9t8@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=Europe/London) to see it. If you want to add it to your Google account (which you might do), then follow the link on the bottom-right corner of the window that opens. If you are logged in, then click on “Yes, add this calendar” on the next window.

2) Also, I have created a Google Sheet so that everyone always knows the updated availability of slots to give a talk. If you want to add it to your Google account (which again you might do), then make sure that you are logged in using your preferred Google account before following this public link (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UBh11h1drNq3xbEzktjgSx86vnThd8Jb3l3IuDGrnpc/edit?usp=sharing) to see it.

If you have multiple Google accounts, then please be conscious about which Google account you add this calendar and sheet to, so that you know where they are and don’t miss out important information. Please let me know of any technical problems.

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Finally, a reminder about the description of the meetings (especially for the new people):

A typical meeting consists of two speakers giving a 30-min talk each about their work, which can range from the initial planning of a project to the discussion of completed ones. If you are new in the lab, this is a great opportunity to introduce yourself and tell the group more about your research interest and projects. If you have been a member of the lab for longer, then this is a great opportunity for you to receive useful feedback and help about issues you might be struggling with. EVERYONE associated with the lab is welcome to give a talk.

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Please contact me (m.montano@sheffield.ac.uk) should you wish to give a talk.

All the best,
Mauricio


Mauricio Montaño-Rendón

PhD Student
Animal and Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield

three bursaries available to PhD students to attend and present at workshop we are organising entitled “Early life developmental effects: unifying evolutionary and biomedical perspectives”

Early life developmental effects: unifying evolutionary and biomedical perspectives
A workshop funded by the Natural Environment Research Council of the UK
9-12 September 2015, St Michael’s Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall UK
http://www.stmichaelshotel.co.uk

More info: Workshop graduate student competition and Early life workshop 2015 outline