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Gee Research Blog

Dating Mammalian Evolution

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:14:37 +0000

When the age of the dinosaurs ended around 65 million years ago, mammals stepped in to fill the gap, and the age of the placentals began. However, whether early placental mammals were already present on Earth before the demise of the dinosaurs has been the subject of a long standing debate. Recent research in GEE [...]

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The Delicate Balance of Effect and Response

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:50:36 +0000

We may not always be aware of it, but many wild plants, animals, fungi and even bacteria, provide crucial services to us which keep the ecosystems of Earth functioning. Environmental changes caused by human activities are now threatening many species, and those that cannot withstand these changes may be lost forever, potentially taking the services [...]

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It’s All in the Wrist

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:18:20 +0000

The evolution of the primate wrist has been dramatic, enabling primates to adapt to a wide variety of lifestyles and walking styles, including tree-swinging, climbing and terrestrial walking both on four legs and two. In hominids, the evolution of the bipedal gait freed up the forelimbs for tool use, and the wrist evolved independently from [...]

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The Transcriptional Profile of A ‘Wingman’

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:25:48 +0000

In many species, males have special adaptations to attract females. From antlers to stalk-eyes, to bright plumage and beards, males across the animal kingdom work hard to look attractive to the opposite sex. In some species, looking good isn’t enough, though. Male wild turkeys need a less attractive ‘wingman’ to help him attract a woman. [...]

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Damage and Fidelity: The Role of the Female Germline in mtDNA Inheritance

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:13:12 +0000

Billions of years ago, one single-celled organism engulfed another, beginning a symbiotic interaction that would change live on Earth forever. The mitochondria are what remains of this symbiotic event, and are responsible for producing energy in all eukaryotic cells. Derived from a free-living organism, they carry their own genes, but these genes are at risk [...]

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GEE Academic Retreat, 19 & 20 April 2012

Where and how do I get there?

Cumberland Lodge The Great Park Windsor Berkshire, SL4 2HP

Tel: 01784 432316 (switchboard) Fax: 01784 497799

A coach will be available, departing from and returning to UCL. Those not wishing to travel by coach, should inform Jane Dempster.

Cumberland Lodge

Why?

This Retreat will provide a unique opportunity for everyone to get to know each other well, and to generate new collaborations, share ideas and forge friendships. It is hoped that we will build on the two previous Away Days (held at Chandler House), in convivial and elegant surroundings, in the hope that we can repeat this event on an annual basis (funds and/or sponsorship permitting).

Your participation is encouraged. If you are unable to attend, we would strongly recommend that you send your delegate who can represent you/your group. Numbers are kept relatively small to encourage maximum interaction and participation.

Sandby Room

RETREAT FACILITIES

We are using the Sandby (pictured) and Hodgson Rooms.

There is a small fitness area and table-tennis in the basement.

Cumberland Lodge bedroom

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION

We have reserved 30 x twin bedrooms at Cumberland Lodge (from its total of 53 bedrooms/maximum capacity of 95 guests).

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EVENT BEGINS

Arrival and Registration at 2pm, Afternoon tea at 3pm. Briefing by Cumberland Lodge Manager and check into bedrooms. Welcome by Prof Andrew Pomiankowski at 3.30pm.

EVENT ENDS

Friday 20 April at approx. 5pm. Bedroom must be cleared at breakfast-time and luggage left downstairs (in room to be agreed).

Dining
MEALS INCLUDED On arrival, afternoon tea, Conference Dinner (including Veggie option). Free bar on Thursday night (for pre-and post-dinner drinks); Breakfast, mid-morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.
scientists!

WHO WILL BE THERE?

All Academic Staff/PIs and post-docs in GEE and colleagues from ZSL and external speakers. A full list of those attending, to date, will be available shortly. If you spot any errors or omissions, please let Jane know asap.

laptop

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

If you're giving a talk, you need to bring your presentation either on a memory stick or your laptop. The PC departmental laptop will be plugged into the PowerPoint system and you can upload your presentation to the laptop in advance of your talk.

Programme

PROGRAMME

The latest version of the programme is available here

photography
PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE RETREAT will be taken
car parking

CAR PARKING

If you'd like to travel by car, instead of the coach, please let Jane Dempster know.

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QUESTIONS? SPECIAL NEEDS?

Please send any questions to Jane Dempster, Executive Officer in GEE j.dempster@ucl.ac.uk, tel: ext 32246 (020 7679 2246)

We can do it!

ADMIN SUPPORT AT THE EVENT

Jane Dempster.

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