Monthly Archives: November 2009

Leaving Lunch


It’s my last day this Friday (27th), which seems like a good excuse to go for a lunch-time burger at the Devonshire Cat! We’ll be heading down there at about 12.30 and it would be lovely if you could come along.

Hopefully see you there,


Reminder: Mol Ecol Group Meeting next Tues 1st Dec

Our next meeting will be next Tues 1st Dec 10-11 in B52, chaired by Andy. The entertainment will be from Jamie and Claudius:Jamie: Origins of sterility in a hybrid zone – visualising gene flowClaudius: Genes for the mating behaviour in a grasshopper species complex – first results of a candidate gene approach

max no. of characters for oligo names from MWG…

….is officially 16 for anyone interested in making oligo names that will fit on the tube 🙂

Out of hours course details

Out of hours courses are now online- if you need to work out of hours and haven’t been on a course already you will need to do teh online course to activate your Ucard.

 login: sheffieldooh

password: ooh

Terry’s Group Meeting – tomorrow, B52, 12noon

Helen Hipperson

Hi All,

Helen Hipperson is in town from tomorrow, for a few days. Apparently curry-houses (and ale) don’t exist in the South, so we are going for a proper Sheffield curry tomorrow evening (probably 7 to 8ish in Crookes). If anyone wants to join us please let me know, or form an orderly queue on the lab notice board…


train to London on Monday morning

Hi all,

I booked a train to London for Monday (23rd) morning, but it turns out I’m going on Saturday instead. Depart 0741 arrive 1006. Is anyone in need of a ticket? It was £27 but I’m happy to negotiate 🙂

Anna 🙂

Mol Ecol Group Meetings: Tues 1st Dec & Tues 12th Jan

The next Mol Ecol group meeting will be on Tuesday 1st Dec, 10-11 in B52. Claudius Kerth and Jamie Hutchinson will be talking.

The following meeting will be on the SECOND Tuesday in Jan (12th Jan) in B52,  12-1 (please note the DIFFERENT DATE & TIME; PopGroup is on the first week in Jan and B52 is already booked at our normal time). Talks from Katie Frith and Ian Cleasby.

Dry long-term storage of DNA and RNA

worth discussing sometime? would also be good for transporting samples without the use of ice etc.

Peer review training event – Registration deadline tomorrow (13/11)

Sense About Science will be holding a workshop on Peer Review ‘Research: publishing it, reviewing it and talking about it publicly’ at Leeds City Hall on Monday 30th November. This afternoon event is free and for early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job).
Editors, scientists and journalists will examine the process of peer review and discuss some of its criticisms. Should peer review detect fraud and misconduct? What does it do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do?  Will it illuminate good ideas or shut them down? Should reviewers remain anonymous?
These workshops are very popular and places are limited. To apply please email Julia Wilson stating your university and area of research. Closing date for applications is Friday 13th November 2009.