Monthly Archives: January 2017

We are fundraising for Sheffield Peregrines


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Any donations much appreciated.

Available now – 2 rooms to rent

Two double-rooms available for rent in shared furnished terraced house on Tennyson Road, Walkley, Sheffield S6. Five-minute walk to nearest tram stop (Langsett Primrose View). 25-minute walk to University. Looking for responsible tenants for short-term lets (up to 6 months). Available 4th Feb onwards.

1 large double rooms at £360 including all bills

1 smaller double room at £320 pm including bills

No smokers or pets.

Available 4th Feb

On street parking



Contact: Richard Davies (richard.g.davies (at)

Looking for a room to rent now- June-ish

I am looking for a room to rent near Sheffield University. I will be working in the Molecular Ecology Laboratory from February till May-June.

I’m Agata, 34, research associate. I am a very easy going person. I am a calm, open-minded and cheerful person. I respect others personal space. My life philosophy is to treat others as you want to be treated. I like all kinds of pets. I am from Poland (Gdansk). I am a PhD in the biology field. At work, I’m dealing with the sea organisms genetics/genomics. Some of my interests are connected with my work. I like research innovations in genetics and interesting news. Outside the work, I enjoy cycling and hiking. When I am at home I like cooking (e.g. Chinese cuisine) and reading a good book.

Please email me at agata.drywa.ic (at)

Tuesday – social & pizza for genomics workshop

Several of us from the lab will be in the Interval from 6pm on Tuesday with the participants on the Population Genomics Workshop. Feel free to come and join us to have a chat and some pizza!


Unbalanced population sampling and STRUCTURE

Posted on 5 January, 2017 by Arun Sethuraman on
“The utility and intuition offered by the program STRUCTURE, and more generally, the ‘admixture’ model of Pritchard et al. (2000) are unquestioned – with tens of thousands of citations, it retains its lead among the most popular population genetics software. However, much like any method, STRUCTURE comes with its caveats, which recent works have pointed to using simulations and meta-analyses (see here, and also the studies of Gilbert et al. 2012, Evanno et al. 2005, Puechmaille 2016). In a recent manuscript, Wang (2016) quantifies the effect of unbalanced sampling and specification of ancestry priors on STRUCTURE’s estimates.” (…)

Terry via Celine

Looking for a room to rent.

Suzan is coming to work with Mirre next month, and is looking for a room to rent from the 4th Feb, for 4 months. If you have a spare room or know of anyone who does, please contact Suzan