Monthly Archives: January 2013

Talk: Wed Feb 6th, 1-2pm, B52

“Evolution of social behaviour in wild populations”

I will be giving a practice talk for an interview that I have – please come along and offer your feedback on ways to improve my talk!


Molecular Ecology lab group picture

Dear all,

you’ll have noticed from our webpage, that we need to update our group picture, since it was last taken in 2010!

We will be heading to the Western Park this Tuesday after the lab group talks. Please meet outside of B52 at 11am. Please make every effort to be there, as we will not be able to photoshop you in!

Our previous picture:

This applies to members of staff, students and visitors of Terry, Roger, Jon, Gareth, Kai and Patrik – so please do come along.

Please cross your fingers for some sunshine!!!


Terry’s group meeting tomorrow – B52, 12pm

Molecular Ecology lab meeting, Tuesday 5th Feb, 10am in B52

Hi all!

A reminder that we have a lab meeting on Tuesday, 10am in B52.
We’ll hear from Jen and Tim about the birds and the bugs:

Timothy Farkas: Community-wide consequences of adaptive camouflage in the stick insect Timema cristinae
Jenny Kaden: Sorting the Sociable weavers of Benfontein

We look forward to two great talks and hopefully some cake 😉

See you there! Please encourage any new lab members and visitors to come along!!!
Anna 🙂

Ecological Genetics Group

The Ecological Genetics Group annual meeting is heading across the Irish sea this year to Queen’s University Belfast and will be held from the 2nd- 4th April 2013.

Registration is now open!

Registration will be limited to 75 delegates, and the closing date is 28th February.

To find out more about the meeting and to register see link below:

Hope to see you in April!

Best wishes,


Dr Gemma Beatty
Research Fellow
School of Biological Sciences
Queen’s University Belfast
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast BT9 7BL
Northern Ireland

Tel: +44 (0)28 90972489

6 months postdoc in Sweden

My guest position in Sweden includes a 6 month postdoc position. Here is the announcement. Let me know if you are interested.

RogerPostdoc announcement CeMEB

New facility visitors

Welcome to our new visitors Lilly Herridge working on dance flies from Stirling and Hayley King from Warwick working on badgers.

House/cat sitter needed

We are looking for a house (and cat) sitter from mid-April to the end of August (rent free). If you fancy living in luxury for the summer, in the heart of the Peak District (but with excellent transport links to Sheffield and the Uni), please contact me to discuss.

(B83 or

Terry’s group meeting has been postponed to Friday 1st Feb 12pm

I’ll check B52 is free.

Have a good weekend!


Free workshop on communicating science

Hi all,
The Genetics Society is running what looks like an excellent workshop on Science communication. Well worth checking this out because:

  • It looks really good, with an excellent line-up
  • It is free to GenSoc members (those who are selected to participate)

I’m happy to answer any queries


The Genetics Society is pleased to announce a new workshop for PhD students and postdocs on:

Communicating Your Science
April 23-25, 2013 Chicheley Hall

We would be grateful if you could advertise the above mentioned workshop by downloading the poster from the Genetics Society website and emailing it to those you think may be interested at your institution.

Please could you copy us in on the email for our records.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 3rd March 2013 and applications are only accepted online via the Genetics Society’s online grant application process.