Monthly Archives: December 2017

4 year postdoc – fur seal genomics, including fieldwork in the Antarctic

Position is with Joe Hoffman (Bielefeld University, Germany).
Details here: fur seal advertisment
Note the deadline is early January.


Vote for the catshark

I need your vote! I am championing the catshark in the 25 genomes competition. You can help sequence the genome of this important species and all it will cost you is a click! Please vote and share:



Population Genomics Workshop

A few of us from the mol ecol lab will run the Population Genomics Workshop in Sheffield again in January. More details including how to apply are on the webpage:

Sheffield R workshops

There are a couple of R workshops being run by the Sheffield Bioinformatics Core over the coming weeks. Details:

1. Intro to R
The Sheffield Bioinformatics Core is a new Core Facility at The University of Sheffield providing an analysis and consulting service to all departments and will also offer a program of training courses

The first of these courses will take place on Thursday 7th December  when we will introduce the R programming language and it’s application to biological data via the Bioconductor project. No previous experience with R is require to attend this course and it is open to all staff and students.
To book your place, please go to:-

2. Intermediate R course

On Friday 15 December we will be holding a one-day workshop on Data Manipulation and Visualisation in R.

This workshop will introduce some new additions to the R statistical language that ease the crucial process of manipulating and preparing data for analysis. We will also introduce the popular ggplot2 package for producing publication-quality graphics.

The workshop is being hosted by the Sheffield Bioinformatics Core, a new Core Facility at the University of Sheffield. However, no biological knowledge will be assumed and the materials should be accessible to all with some basic familiarity with R.

There is a small fee of £60 for attending the course. Please use this link to sign-up

PhD opportunity in Edinburgh

Phd with Craig Walling (Edinburgh) on the red deer population on Rum.

Details are here: Walling_PhDAdvert_ForEmail

Postdoc in Helsinki

I am looking for a post doc or a bioinformatician for a fixed term of 2 years to join my group. Successful candidate will work on genomic data (3 reference genomes and 60 re-sequenced genomes) on Formica rufa group ants to understand patterns of speciation and hybridization. Previous experience in analyzing next generation sequencing data is required.

See the add here:

And more about us here: