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Gee Research Blog

Competitive Generosity Drives Charitable Donations

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:09:46 +0000

Unconditional generosity is a characteristic of humans on which we pride ourselves, and billions of dollars is donated to hundreds of thousands of charitable organisations every year. But look at it from an evolutionary perspective, and this trait seems difficult to explain. In some situations, giving may have evolved to advertise positive characteristics of the […]

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Annoucing the Winners of the Write About Research Competition

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:49:07 +0000

Thanks to everyone who entered our Write About Research competition. We received some great entries from GEE students and postdocs, covering a broad range of topics from conservation to genetics. The entries will be posted here over the coming months, so watch this space! The Winners are… Drum roll please … WINNER: David Curnick – […]

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Male Promiscuity Boosts Role of Chance in Sex Chromosome Evolution

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:02:31 +0000

Humans, like all mammals and birds, determine sex with chromosomes. Whether a fertilised egg develops into a male or female depends on what chromosomes it carries Scientists have long recognised that genes evolve a little differently on the sex chromosomes, and recent research in GEE suggests this may be due to differing patterns of inheritance […]

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Sloths Move Slow, Evolve Fast

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:20:41 +0000

Sloths might be notorious for their leisurely pace of life, but research published last year shows they are no slow coaches when it comes to evolution. Sloths, as we know and love them, are small, slow-moving creatures found in the trees of tropical rainforests. But modern sloths are pretty odd compared to their extinct relatives. […]

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Write About Research – A GEE Research Blog Competition

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:28:43 +0000

The GEE Research blog communicates UCL science with a wider, non-specialist audience, by providing short summaries of recent research in the department of UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment. This provides an opportunity to engage with a broad audience, including other academics, students, members of the public, and even businesses and policy-makers. It is a great […]

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Academic Retreat

ZSL Mappin Pavilion

Joint GEE/IOZ Research Away Day

Mappin Pavillion, Institute of Zoology, London Zoo Regents Park

Thursday 18 April 2013   

09:00-10:00 Coffee
10:00-10.30

Jon Bielby (IoZ)

Behavioural, ecological and epidemiological impacts of badger mortality

10:30-11:00

Nazif Alic (IHA)

Transcriptional control and ageing in Drosophila: beyond dFOXO

11:00-11:30

Paola Oliveri (GEE/CDB)

Regulatory control and evolution of skeleton in echinoderms

11.30-12.00

Richard Pearson (CBER)

Modeling species’ ecological niches and geographic distributions

12.00-12.30

John Allen (Visiting Professor GEE)

Energy, fidelity, ageing, sex. Oocyte mitochondria are quiescent genetic templates

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:30

Paul Jepson (IoZ)

Investigating impacts of chemical and noise pollution in dolphins and porpoises

14:30-15:00

Oliver Davis (UGI)

Mapping the UK's genetic and environmental hotspots

15:00-15:30

Garrett Hallenthal (UGI)

Inferring ancestry and historical mixing events using haplotypes

15:30-16:00

Tea

16:00-16:30

Nichola Raihani (GEE)

Human punishment is motivated by inequity aversion not a desire for reciprocity

16:30-17:00

Trent Garner (IoZ)

Determining when infectious diseases are conservation threats to amphibians

17:00-18:00 Drinks

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