Monthly Archives: June 2009

Out of hours course July 13th, 2pm-3.30pm common room

Out of hours course on July 13th, 2pm – 3.30pm in the common room.  Email Hazel to confirm your attendance. You **must** do one of these to enable you to work out of hours and get your U-card ativated.

Lucy, Mihaly and Dan are all booked on it (but need to confirm with Hazel).

TAB Group Meeting – B52 Friday 3/07 12 noon

Dear all,

time for our next group meeting this Friday.


Workshop on Bioinformatics using GRID computuing

Hi all,

Mike Griffiths from CICS is coming over on Wednesday 1st July to demonstrate some applications on a portal that runs jobs (including BLAST) on the White Rose Grid.
See for more details of the EASA portal.
The workshop will be of most interest to those of you working with next-generation sequence datasets (e.g. 454, Illumina-Solexa).

The workshop will run from 1000 until ~ 1430, and will be in the Perak IT labs.
Please see me for more details.


Mol Ecol Lab Meeting: Tues 7th July, 10-11am, B52

Talks from:

Anna Santure

What 750 markers can tell us about inbreeding and relatedness: assessment of a large zebra finch data set Raj Whitlock

Community genetics and the persistence of rare species

Please drop me an email if you've any news for the meeting

flat for rent

Hi all,

I will be leaving Sheffield quite soon now (end of July) and therefore my 1 bedroom flat on Furnace Hill (S3) will be available for rent from the 3nd of August. You will find more details below in the advert. If someone is interested or needs more details, please let me know. Otherwise you can directly contact the landlady (see her contact details below).




Beautiful one bedroom apartment in converted Wesleyan Chapel, S3

Available is a modern fully fitted, fully furnished one bedroom apartment on first floor of converted chapel.
The property is well located, within a 5 minute walk from the city centre and 5 minutes from the universities.

The apartment includes a large open plan living area with great views with a fully fitted kitchen and double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

£500 per calendar month
Available August 2009
I require one months rent in advance and one months rent deposit.

Please call 07801 355 498
Lindsey Green
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MolEcol course next week (computer booking)

Hi folks- I am running a MolEcol course on Monday-Thursday (22nd-25th). I will be wanting to book the lab analysis computers on Wednesday (probably 1+ hour in the morning) and also on Thursday 9.45- 1pm. I will probably take 3 computers at one end so you will be able to use them (if you are very quiet!).

It would really help me if you could keep noise levels down near where the course is situated- it can be quite distracting for all when an excited gaggle descends nearby 😉


TAB Group meeting – Monday 22/06 12 noon B52

hi all,

there is no group meeting today as Terry’s  hosting Simon Griffith.  We will meet instead on Monday in B52 at 12. Anyone fancies baking cookies?!

Behavioral Ecology Faculty Job at the University of Auckland, NZ

The School of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position as Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology. Applicants should have a strong record of research and teaching, with interests both in theoretical and applied aspects of behavioural ecology.

You will be expected to collaborate with other researchers within and outside the university as well as establishing your own research portfolio that attracts funding and graduate students. Any area of behavioural ecology will be considered and ideally it will relate to contemporary issues relevant to New Zealand.  You will also be expected to teach in The School’s academic programme at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The School of Biological Sciences currently employs 180 staff and supervises 120 PhD students. The School has modern laboratories and facilities (see SBS web site:, and the appointee will have ready access to a wide range of New Zealand’s unique biota and habitats. Applications for this position will close on the 31st July 2009.

Talk from Dr Simon Griffith today, 1pm, BMS conference room

Simon is visiting Sheffield today and tomorrow from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia and will be talking about genetic incompatibility and speciation in birds.

Please attend!

cardboard recycling

Hi folks- the University is now recycling all ‘normal’ bin waste off site. So for the time being can you dispose of all cardboard in the ‘normal’ bin route rather than stacking it in the corner of the lab (the environmental benefits will be the same but less hassle for me!). In the next few months there will be some specific bins for cardboard and paper .