Monthly Archives: July 2009


Hi all,

we are starting a Hatha yoga class on Saturday afternoons (3-4pm). Classes are open to adults and all levels and you do not have to attend every session. £3 per session.

Our instructor has been teaching for nearly 10 years, both in Poland and Britain.

Location: city centre, Devonshire Green area (opposite the Devonshire Cat and Washington pubs).

If you are interested or would like more info and directions, speak to me!

leaving do

Hi everyone,


After two years and a half in Sheffield and at APS, it is now time for me to leave, moving further south to London and when enough readapted to heat settling down in Montpellier in France. It has been a really great time working and interacting with you and I would like to thank you very much for this. To say goodbye, I was thinking it would be nice to have lunch at the Dam House in Crooke Valley Park this Friday from 12.00 for those who can make it.  Please, let me know if you want to join so that I can book if necessary.

For those of you who will not be very hungry or are more late birds, I will also be at the interval from 17.00 for a drink!


I hope to see you on Friday!




Mol Ecol Lab Meeting: Tues 4th Aug

Our next lab meeting will be on Tuesday 4th Aug, 10-11am, in B52. Please email me with any news for the meeting.

There will be talks from Dan Mifsud and Clemens Kupper (titles tba).

Swine flu message from the university

“You will have probably heard reports in the media that nationally the number of cases of swine flu is increasing.  The confirmed number of cases in this region and in the University is still relatively low.

However, it is important to be vigilant so we’d like to remind all staff of the information and advice on the University’s swine flu web pages which have just been updated:
These pages include general information about the virus and advice on what you should do if you think you have developed swine flu symptoms.  There are also useful links to external sources of information such as the NHS, the Health Protection Agency and the new Pandemic Flu helpline.

If you have any concerns please speak to your line manager or contact”

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next TAB group meeting Friday next week 31/07 12 noon B52

Plate-based DNA extraction- Starlab tubes (Caution!!)

…when using the Starlab 8-tube strips for DNA extraction DO NOT attempt to rotate in the oven. You must incubate horizontally and mix gently (with close supervision to see that there is no leakage). It may be necessary to ‘bleed’ the pressure inside the tubes (but beware of bubbles contaminating other samples).


Graduation celebration curry

Since several of us will be graduating on Monday, we are planning to go for drinks (probably at the Interval)  followed by curry at the Mogul Room (Sharrowvale Road), followed by more drinks at the Lescar.  Everyone is welcome and please definitely mention it to anyone else you know who is graduating.  Sign up on the board or email me ( if you would like to come along for the meal and I’ll try to get it booked on friday.  Hope lots of you can make it.


TAB Group Meeting – this Friday 12 noon, B52

Hi all,

as mentioned at the last meeting, we’re meeting this Friday (17/07)  in B52.

New visitors / staff / students, please bring cakes!

Accommodation for Merche and family

Hi all,

you may remember Merche who visited last year from Univ of Granada who is working on magpies.  She will visit the molecular ecology lab from end of July to mid September and will be coming with her partner and baby daughter. They could share a house if necessary but ideally would find a house.

If you can help, please contact Merche:

Mercedes Molina Morales
Dpto. Biología Animal
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad de Granada
18071   Granada
Tlf: 958 24 10 00 20096
Fax: 958 24 32 38