Monthly Archives: November 2008

Next TAB Group Meeting – last of the year Fri 12/12 11.30 B52

Dear all,

the next lab group meeting will be on Friday 12th 11.30-1pm, back in a more comfortable and less crowded B52…


Red Deer Christmas menu – Wed 10th Dec 6.30pm

Please let me know (ideally by the end of today) if you want to come to the meal but cant make this date/time. If the arrangement is okay I will come around with a sheet for people to choose what they like and to collect the £5 deposit (or please come and find me).  We have to  choose our food by Tues night.

The Red Deer Christmas Menu
Leek and Potato Soup
A light soup of leek and potato finished with cream and chives served with a bread roll
Prawn Cocktail
Prawns dressed in Marie rose sauce served with shredded iceberg and brown bread
Chicken liver Parfait
A rich smooth pate served with home-made chutney and toast
Main Courses
Roast Turkey
Roast turkey traditionally garnished with pigs in blanket, stuffing and turkey gravy
Roast Beef
Roast topside of beef served with Yorkshire pudding, stuffing and gravy
Vegetable and Stilton Crumble
A selection of vegetables in stilton sauce and topped with a crispy topping
All main courses are served with roast and new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Christmas Pudding
Handmade Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce
Chocolate Mousse
A rich chocolate mousse served with amoretti biscuits
Mulled Wine Jelly
A spiced red wine jelly served with thick cream

Last course
Coffee and Mince Pies
We would require a £5 deposit per person and pre-order by the first week in december.

Reminder – Terry’s group meetings – tomorrow 10am, Finlay room

Hi guys,

Please note the venue (Finlay Room is on C floor) and the 10am start.

Remember, Morning Meetings = Cakes and Biscuits! To your ovens!


Christmas meal suggestion and secret santa

How about the Function room in the Red Deer for our lab xmas meal ? It seats a max of 40 and 4 courses are 16.50 (has veggie choices). It is free on Wednesday 10th December (several people arent free the Thurs or Fri). Can anyone not make this date ?- or know anywhere better? Do people prefer lunch or evening dinner?

If you want to play Secret Santa please write your name on the list on the white board in the lab. Presents will be dished up at the meal (or  you can get them later if you arent coming).

Rivers in Corsica

Please take some time and sign the petition for one of Europe’s most beautiful
freeflowing whitewater rivers , the Rizzanese in Corsica. It’s urgent –
they are going to dam(n) it!


Mol Ecol Lab Group Meeting

Our next meeting (Tues 2nd Dec, 10–11am, B52) will be taken over by badger talks:

Are motorways barriers to badger dispersal? (Alain)

Inbreeding in the European badger Meles meles (Hannah)

If you have any news for the meeting please send me an email

Caught on camera!

Why is there a photo of Maria-Elena weighing stuff in the lab on this homepage with no gloves and no labcoat?…. (of course I have noticed this before! 😉

PhD Advert Bath

Avian Evolutionary Genomics
PhD in key research themes at The University of Bath
Evolutionary Biology
Supervisors: Professor Tamás Székely & Dr Steve Dorus

More info on the attached Pdf: avian_genomics_phd_atbath.pdf

Tue 25 Nov at 1:30-2:00 pm GX/GXII microfluidic system

Simon Minchin, The development products manager of caliper life sciences in UK, will be in our lab on Tue 25 Nov at 1:30-2:00 pm concerning a discussion on GX/GXII microfluidic system. With a comparison between our agilent 2100 bioanalyser and their products, he will review the advantages that these systems will offer for microarray and proteomic analyses.  If anyone would be interested in joining us, please let me know by email (  Thank you, Mohsen

Accommodation requested

Dear all,

has anyone got accommodation for another MGF Visitor – Berit Isobel Kotska – who was at the training with Andy a couple of weeks ago.

She will arrive on Sunday the 30th Nov in the evening.

If so, please contact her on

Another visitor Sophy Allen was also requesting accommodation (see previous post)