Monthly Archives: March 2010

Reminder- Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays

Reminder-if you are working over Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays these are covered by the ‘weekend working’ rules.


Mol Ecol Group Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, 30. March, 09:30h in B52

Our next Mol Ecol Group Meeting will be Tuesday, 30. March, 09:30h in B52.

Natalie will tell us about “Brood sex rations and the evolution of breeding systems in plovers”.

The second presentation will be given by Kathie.

Yorkshire Universities Evolution Group

24 May in Leeds

YUEG is a great, informal, one-day meeting that happens every other year. This one is in Leeds. Please do come along and, ideally, offer a poster or talk. Maximum cost is £15,  for lunch.

To get your name on the list please email John Grahame:


Room needed for NBAF visitor

Room needed as soon as possible for male visitor to NBAF, looking to stay in Sheffield until the end of April. Please contact


please note the next meeting will be on Thursday next week.

Message from Philine – summer school in genome evolution

Summer school on ‘genome evolution’

 5th until 11th of September 2010, Frauenchiemsee, Germany



William Cresko (University of Oregon)

Jan Korbel (EMBL Heidelberg)

Claudia Acquisti (Arizona State University)

Kai Müller (WWU Münster)

Alexandros Stamatakis (TU Munich)

John Parsch (LMU Munich)

Erich Bornberg-Bauer (WWU Münster)

Target participants: early PhD students, advanced master students

During our summer school 18 participants will enjoy lectures, seminars and hands on practical training. Lecturers will give insights into current topics of genome evolution and demonstrate recent genomic approaches. Participants are asked to bring their laptop along for our practical sessions. In addition the participants will get the chance to present and discuss their own projects and obtain advice on their project design and analysis setup.

The costs of participation (board and lodging at Frauenchiemsee ) will be covered by the VW foundation. The summer school is jointly organised be the WWU Münster and the LMU Munich.

 To apply, send a single file (pdf) containing a short motivation letter, a cv and an abstract of your project to

 Deadline for application: July 15th, 2010


Dr Philine Feulner

Westfälische Wilhelms University

Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity

Evolutionary Bioinformatics Group

Hüfferstrasse 1

48149 Münster


Tel: +49 (0) 251 83 21636

Fax: +49 (0) 251 83 24668

Email: p.feulner@uni-muenster. de


TAB group meeting CANCELLED

Room needed for NBAF visitor

Room needed as soon as possible for male visitor to NBAF, looking to stay in Sheffield until the end of April. Please contact

ESEB travel awards – 6/04 deadline

ESEB now has travel awards available for students and young scientists to attend an SSE meeting in the US or an ESEB meeting in Europe.
The award will cover:
1. Support toward travel and living expenses.
2. SSE/ESEB Registration fees (the award will not cover late registration fees).

Eligibility: Applications can be submitted by young scientists at various stages of their professional career that do not yet have a permanent position. Applicants should be ESEB members (for becoming a member of ESEB, see the ESEB website at Proposals can be submitted several times, but if successful, winners are not eligible for a second award for a period of 5 years. They must present either an oral communication or a poster to be eligible for the award.

The application should be no more than 2 pages long and include: name of the applicant; meeting name and dates; budget, including sources of additional support; an explanation of how attendance to the meeting will further their professional goals (preferably as a single pdf-file). A CV and a support letter from the applicant advisor/mentor are also required. Support letters should be sent to the same email address ( by the applicant mentor. The deadline for applications is 6 April 2010.

Tad Kawecki

Evolution and Behaviour Seminar today (Thursday)

A quick reminder of today’s seminar (1pm, BLT1).

It will be given by Emily Hornett from Liverpool University, and should be a good mix of butterflies, evolution, gene mapping and Pacific islands.
I heard  some of this work presented at Popgroup in Janaury and she gave an excellent presentation.