Monthly Archives: March 2009

Missing keys

If anyone has any unused keys for the small lockers in B54 (/lab / large lockers) please could you return them to Debs. Five are missing.


laptop lock

Hello everyone,

I have bought a laptop lock from the library however it does not fit my laptop. Is anyone interested in buying ot off me, the price was £7.65



Open House (Car boot-type sale)

Open House (Car boot-type sale)
Sunday March 29^th , 12:00 to 5pm
33 Marr Terrace

We are leaving the country (at least temporarily) and having the ultimate Spring clear out. We have some large items of furniture that we’d like to sell for modest prices (see below). We also have lots of other bits and pieces that might be of use to people that will otherwise be going to Oxfam. Come over for a drink and a chat and peruse our paraphernalia!

Double bed pine, Ikea £20
Double wardrobe cream fabric, Argos £15
Book cases pine, Ikea, large (£5) and small (£3)
Small wooden desk £5
Desk chair £3
Green vinyl and wooden arm-chair £3
Epson Stylus CX3200 colour printer-scanner £8

Jake & Lisa

Xav’s leaving lunch

To celebrate commiserate Xav’s completion of lab work here in Sheffield, we will be going for lunch this Friday at the Devonshire Cat. I suggest we head there for 12:00 since a few people (including Xav) have to head off in the early afternoon. I hope to see you there.


fully-funded NERC studentship in Bath with Tamas Szekely

for more info, click here.

Postdoc positions

ACME is a research programme in marine evolutionary biology that links research in theoretical biology, population genetics, ecological genomics, developmental biology, physiology and ecology. About thirty researchers work jointly in the programme, which is funded by the Science Research Councils (Vetenskapsr?t and FORMAS), and the University of Gothenburg, starting 2008 and aiming for a research period of 10 years. For general information about ACME contact the programme coordinator, Professor Kerstin Johannesson ( or programme officer Eva Marie R??r??  We now seek 3 dedicated young researchers with PhD degrees to be appointed as post-docs in the following fields: Post-doc 1. Local adaptation and plasticity in ecophysiology traits in marine crustacean herbivores.Information about the position is available from Associate Professor Susanne Eriksson ( Post-doc 2. Phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation in marine macrophytesInformation about the position is available from Professor Henrik Pavia ( Post-doc 3. Modelling evolutionary biology in variable marine environmentsInformation about the position is available from Associate Professor Karin Harding ( Final date for applications: April 14, 2009 For more information please go to:  

ASAB Summer Conference 2009

Please find attached a poster advertising the forthcoming ASAB Summer Conference 2009.

The conference is held at St John’s College, Oxford, from September 2nd – 4th.

postdoc in Nottingham Uni, Institute of Genetics, School of Biology

Applications are invited for the above post to undertake molecular genetics research in livestock and their wild relatives.

more info here:  More info

Saturday pub walk

Morning all

There is a walk planned for this Saturday morning, meeting at the Ranmoor Inn at 10:00. We aim to do part(s) of the round walk before heading to the Norfolk Arms for a quiet one or two before heading back to another drinking establishment to watch England destroy Scotland in the rugby (15:30 k.o.).

I look forward to seeing you there. Any problems, catch me on my mobile.



Hi folks- thanks for helping give the lab a spring clean- it looks great! Flora will get a bit of a shock with the no. of empty tip boxes when she comes in tomorrow so to lessen this could you do a few boxes if you have a few spare minutes this afto.?