Monthly Archives: October 2015

Lab Meeting: November 3rd, 11:30am, Common Room

Dear all,

The next Molecular Ecology Lab meeting will take place on November 3rd at 11:30am in the Common Room, D floor, Alfred Denny Building. This month we will hear from Anja Westram and Alex Ball.

Anja will present: “Genomics of divergence between Littorina populations and species”

And Alex will be speaking about “The ‘costs’ of avian sperm production”

His project aims to quantify the energetic costs of producing sperm and decipher how these may vary between species. Sperm has previously been thought of as a cheap commodity in comparison to eggs, and thus its costs have received little attention. Alex will describe some of the methods being used by Tim Birkhead’s lab to answer these questions.

See you on Tuesday!

All the best,

Emma and Natalie

accommodation available

Message from a friend of Victor:
One bedroom well-maintained terraced house in Crookes (Western Rd). Fully furnished with recently renovated bathroom. Central heating, double glazing. Available immediately for a minimum of 9 months. 650 £/m, water bill included. Professionals only. If interested contact Alicia: 07980074141

Pop Group

** Pop Group 49 **

The 49th UK Population Genetics Group meeting will be held in Edinburgh
(Scotland) from the evening of Tuesday 15th to lunchtime on Friday 18th
December, 2015.

** Registration is now open! **

The registration fee of 375 GBP includes bed & breakfast accommodation,
and there are reductions for students and members of the Genetics
Society of Great Britain.

Please register at

If you wish to submit an abstract, please register first and then email
your title, the full author list, and a 200 word abstract to, using the subject line “PopGroup49 Abstract
Submission”. Please specify whether you wish your abstract to be
considered for a talk or a poster. Please use a word .doc, .docx, txt,
or rtf file, and please do not use block capitals.

We plan to allocate talk and poster presentations on a first-come
first-served basis, although if we reach capacity very early, preference
will be given to more junior presenters

Full details of the meeting are available here:

There are a very small number of 200 GBP bursaries for students,
provided by the Fisher Memorial Trust. If you wish to apply for a
bursary, please send a brief email of application along with your
abstract to with the subject line “Fisher
Memorial Trust Bursary”

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh this Christmas,

Darren Obbard
On behalf of the Edinburgh PopGroup committee.

Terry’s group meeting is today, 3pm, Firth Court, F02A

Note the location: Firth Court, F02A. I’ll be leaving the lab 2.50pm, so if you are not sure and want to look for the location with me, meet me 2.50pm outside B71 lab.

Medardo is looking for a room to rent

Hello everybody,

my name is Medardo Cruz and I´m mexican student from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, maybe someone remember me (some months ago I had a stay in the lab). Now I will go again to finished my lab work. I´m looking for accommodation for three months (starting October 20 until middle of January) in Sheffield, so if someone know about a room for rent please, can send me the information.

My e-mail is tod472 (at)

NBAF visitor looking for a room to rent please


My name is Michelle, and I am an American PhD student that will be visiting from the University of Aberdeen. I am initially looking for a spare room for 3 weeks starting on the 25th of October. I will also be coming back in January for 4 to 6 months, and will be looking for a room, preferably somewhere that would not mind if my puppy came to visit often, to sublet. If you are, or know anybody that is, looking for a flatmate or have a spare room that is free, please contact me at – r01mbm13 (at)

Thanks so much!