Monthly Archives: August 2013

Share your code on ‘The Molecular Ecologist’ blog

Almost everyone has written a useful script or other piece of code to
accomplish a task. Sharing these more widely would save the rest of the
community from repeating the effort.

To help get all this code into the public sphere, the Molecular Ecologist
blog ( is starting a new series of
posts: anyone can send in a piece describing their code, and weยขll put it
up on the blog. The code itself will be placed on our GitHub page for
easier access.

Submissions can be sent to and viewed at . More detailed information can be
found on the blog itself:

Want to share your code?

Mol Ecol group meeting, 10am Tuesday 3rd Sept, BMS conference room

Hi everyone!
A reminder of our monthly group meeting, to be held this Tuesday 3rd September from 10am. Please note that we will be in the BMS conference room (ground floor of Alfred Denny, room A225) rather than B52.
Yet again some fantastic speakers โ€“ Jon Slate and Ludovic Duvaux!
Jon Slate โ€“ Gene mapping reveals why sexually-selected genetic variation is maintained in a wild mammal population
Ludovic Duvaux โ€“ Linking chemosensory multigene-family evolution with speciation in the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum).
See you there! Please remember all members of the Burke / Butlin / Nosil / Slate / Fraser / Zeng groups are required to attend, and all NBAF visitors are very welcome.
Anna ๐Ÿ™‚

Phd position on banded mongooses

Hello all

Hazel Nichols (former APS graduate) has a PhD studentship advertised.
She has just started a lectureship at Liverpool John Moores.

Details are here:


Room needed

Rhian is looking for a room to rent as from the 7th sept for 4 months and if anyone has a spare room available could they email me (

Anyone found a green hat?

Anyone found a green hat? Camille left it when she visited last week. If you find it pass it to me and I’ll send it to her.

cheers, Andy.

Mini ESEB symposium, Friday 16th, from 2pm, Finlay Room

Dear all,

This Friday 16th August we are holding a symposium to showcase some of the talks that will be presented at the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) conference in Lisbon next week.

Talks begin at 2pm in the Finlay Room – feel free to attend all or just a few of them!

2.00 Mark Adams
Indirect genetic and environmental effects on parental and alloparental effort

2.20 Anna Santure
Genomic architecture of quantitative traits in the great tit

2.40 Anja Westram
Genetic basis and geographical patterns of adaptive divergence in an intertidal snail

3.00 Ludovic Duvaux
Linking chemosensory multigene-family evolution with speciation in the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum)

3.20 Moritz Muschick
Genomic basis of the adaptive radiation of Timema stick insects

See you there! ๐Ÿ™‚
Anna & co

Tenure track position in ecological and evolutionary genomics, Helsinki

The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences is announcing an open
tenure-track positrion in ecological and evolutionary genomics.

See the advertisement and the position overview:

Veli-Pekka Heiskanen
Head of Faculty Administration
Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
POB 56
00014 University of Helsinki
tel. + 359 9 191 57580

Writing impact statements, Friday 9th August, from 10am, B52

Hi everyone,

***please note this event will be held in B52 not the common room as previously advertised***

we are excited to announce that next Friday 9th August we will be holding a workshop on writing impact statements for grant and fellowship applications. Impact statements and pathways to impact are essential parts of most funding applications and a good impact statement can definitely make a huge difference to whether or not you are funded.

10.00 – 10.30: general introduction to writing impact statements – everyone welcome
10.30 – 12.00: workshop to develop your own impact statement – everyone welcome, but you will benefit most if you already have a draft impact statement, or an idea for a research proposal you would like to develop an impact statement for

The workshop will be led by Sarah Geere who is the Impact Consultant at Research and Innovation Services. For those applying for a Marie Curie Fellowship, Sarah is happy to help you with your impact statements during the session.

See you there!

APS postdoc society