Monthly Archives: October 2010

RES Postgrad Forum 2011

Hi Guys

This years Royal Entomological Society Postgrad Forum will be held between the 2-3rd February 2011 at the Royal Hotel in Hull.

Confirmed speakers so far> Dr Helen Roy, Dr Richard Gill and Dr Lori Lawson Handley. The PG forum is an excellent opportunity for postgrads to present their work, get feedback and meet others working on insect related projects. Last years meeting was in Sheffield and a great success and this years promises to be just as good.

More information and registration forms are available on the RES website: or just give me a shout.


Hurray for the new look website!

Thank you Chris Smith!


Dear all,

you will have noticed that the front page is not displaying normally: we can’t see the page buttons on the top right hand corner for instance.

I have just had a chat with Chris Smith, who has looked into it and has found the reason for this fault.

Chris explained that we shouldn’t copy and paste from Word as hidden styles get added to the post, pushing the layout to the right. If we want to copy and paste large sections of text rather than type everything again, we need to copy into Notepad first, from which we can safely extract the text into our post.

Chris is attempting to resolve the issue, and we might get a new look blog out of it!

So please bear with us for the time being and remember Notepad!

Terry’s group meeting – Friday 22nd October B52, 12-1pm

Dear all,

the next group meeting is scheduled for Friday next week in B52.  Newcomers, please let your inner baker out!



We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 44th

Population Genetics Group meeting. The conference will be held at the

University of Hull from the 5th to 7th January 2011.


You can register via the website

but please note that a late registration admin fee will apply after

December 6th.


The full conference package (including all accommodation, meals,

conference dinner etc) is at the bargain price of £215 or £195 for

students. An additional £10 discount is available for Genetics Society



Please sign up to give a 20 minute talk, or a poster, via the registration



We look forward to welcoming you to Hull in January.

Any problems or questions please email




Dave Lunt and Lori Lawson Handley

PopGroup registration open

Hi everyone,

registration is now open for the annual Pop Group (population genetics group), Jan 5th-7th 2011 in Hull:

The conference dinner will be at The Deep aquarium – sounds fun!

Robert Ekblom will be coming over from Uppsala, will be great to catch up with him!

“I have just registered. And some other colleagues from Uppsala are also comming. It would be nice to meet you there!


postdoc coffee and cake, next Tuesday 19th, 3.30pm, B52

I hope everyone is free next Tuesday for cake, coffee and chit chat with the BMS, MBB and Med postdocs!!!

please come along and encourage other postdocs and early career researchers in your lab / office to join you!

Julia and Jen have very kindly offered to make some cake (thank you!!!), and I’ll make some macaroons, if anyone else would like to contribute it would be very much appreciated!

see you then!!!

Visitor looking for a room

Hi all,

Silva Uusi-Heikkala ( is a PhD student from Berlin that will be visiting the lab to do some SNP typing in November.
She arrives on 8th November and will be here for around 4 weeks. Does anybody know of a room she can rent during this time?

If so, please drop Silva a line (email above).

All the best

Susie’s Viva – Tuesday 12th October!

Dearest lab-mates,

You may already know that next Tuesday is the day of my Viva, and I hope that you all can come to celebrate it with me!

I am hoping to head to the Interval for a well-deserved pint at around 5/6pm and to go out for a meal afterwards, probably for something like noodles or curry depending on the numbers.

So please let me know if you would like to come for dinner by emailing me at by Friday afternoon at the latest. Partners/friends/randomers are very welcome to come along too – the more the merrier!

Thanks 🙂 Susie x

454 sequencing software

Hi all,

Managed to get Roche to give me a copy of there 454 sequencing analysis software in 32 and 64 bit including user manuals. If anyone would like to try it and install it on there computer or the super fast computer then come and see me. If not i will install it at some point ready for use.