Monthly Archives: October 2017

Drawing Club in the Alfred Denny Museum

Do you like to draw in your spare time?

We are running a drawing club in the Alfred Denny Museum over lunchtime (11am-1pm), roughly every other Wednesday starting on the 25th October. All are welcome regardless of artistic skill and you can arrive and leave at any time during the session.

The Alfred Denny Museum was established in 1905 and named after the department’s first Professor of Biology, Alfred Denny. Many of the specimens have been in the museum since the early 1900s. You can find the museum on Level C in the Alfred Denny building.

Please bring your own pencils and paper, we have a limited supply if you forget. Refreshments will be provided.

There are only 20 spaces are available due to the size of the museum. If you are interested please email: to get your space! It is first come first serve basis.

Dates for the drawing club are as follows:
– 25th October
– 1st Nov
– 22nd Nov
– 6th Dec
– 13th Dec

Winter School on Whole Genome Sequence Assembly and Annotation, Switzerland

Message from Stuart Dennis:

Registration is now open for our Winter School on Whole Genome Sequence Assembly and Annotation at Monte Veritá, Switzerland from 4-9 February 2018. Please share this advertisement with your colleagues and students.
The Winter School is a intensive 5-day workshop on how to Assemble and Annotate Whole Sequence Data – with a focus on de novo whole genome assembly and analysis of complex Eukaryote genomes. The Winter School will combine lectures with computer based practicals and will be most valuable to those who have, or will soon have, whole genome sequence data.
Outline of Topics and Instructors
Whole Genome Sequence Assembly John Davey University of York, UK.
Hi-C and 3D Whole Genome Assembly  Olga Dudchenko Baylor College of Medicine, USA.
Whole Genome Sequence Annotation Carson Holt University of Utah, USA.
Manual Gene Annotation Monica Monuz-Torres Phoenix Bioinformatics, USA.
Transposable Element Annotation  Anne Roulin University of Zurich,  Switzerland.
Whole Genome Sequence Annotation Robert Waterhouse University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Registration closes 10th November 2017
Spaces are limited to 30 participants. See our webpage for more details on how to register
For further enquires please email Jessica Stapley at

Stuart Dennis

Department of Aquatic Ecology


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