Monthly Archives: March 2019

Ecological genetics group

Registration is now open but will be closing soon for this year’s annual Ecological Genetics Group meeting, in association with the British Ecological Society and Genetics Society. Getting registering so you don’t miss out!

This year’s conference is to be held on the 16th to the 18th of April at the stunning Downing College, University of Cambridge. There will be a full scientific and social programme throughout the conference to bring together those with an interest in population genetics and ecology and evolution. The programme will include a series of talks and a poster session on relevant topics including talks by our two confirmed guest speaks,

Dr Matt Davey, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

Dr Matthew Davey

And Prof Bill Amos, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/william-amos

There will also be the opportunity for a behind the scenes tour of the Sainsbury Laboratory Herbarium at the University. A collection dating back 300 years that will allow you to get up close to specimens collected by the Grandfathers of evolutionary theory, Darwin and Wallace. The Cambridge Genomics Services will a be holding a Genomics and Bioinformatics session to help with all your Next-Gen needs. And our postgrad student workshop this year it will be on ‘How to review a paper.’

Let us not forget the now famous EGG-Heads quiz which will be held after the conference dinner.

Full Conference details can be found here

https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/event/ecological-genetics-group-63rd-annual-meeting/

Request for accommodation

message from Laura: “I am Laura, a PhD student from the University of Leeds, doing a lab visit during the next months. Interested on a spare room for cheap rent near by the University of Sheffield so I can stay in the city during some days of the week instead of commuting every day. Please contact me bslanc@leeds.ac.uk, I would appreciate any help or information. Thanks! Thanks again, then I will be there the 1st of April. Nice to meet you Gavin! I will send a separate email to you. Best wishes, Laura

PDRA position

Message from previous NBAF visitor Katherine Fish:

“We are currently looking for a PDRA  in “drinking water biofilm management and monitoring” (https://jobs.shef.ac.uk; reference UOS021787), to work on an industry partnered project.