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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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Was Fermentation Key to Yeast Diversification?

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:30:43 +0000

From bread to beer, yeast has shaped our diets and our recreation for centuries. Recent research in GEE shows how humans have shaped the evolution of this important microorganism. As well as revealing the evolutionary origins of modern fission yeast, the new study published in Nature Genetics this month shows how techniques developed for detecting […]

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Planning for the Future – Resilience to Extreme Weather

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:13:14 +0000

As climate change progresses, extreme weather events are set to increase in frequency, costing billions and causing immeasurable harm to lives and livelihoods. GEE’s Professor Georgina Mace contributed to the recent Royal Society report on “Resilience to Extreme Weather”, which predicts the future impacts of increasing extreme weather events, and evaluates potential strategies for improving […]

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Forecasting Extinction

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:33:21 +0000

Classifying a species as either extinct or extant is important if we are to quantify and monitor current rates of biodiversity loss, but it is rare that a biologist is handy to actually observe an extinction event. Finding the last member of a species is difficult, if not impossible, so extinction classifications are usually estimates […]

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Changing Perspectives in Conservation

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:15:44 +0000

Our views of the importance of nature and our place within have changed dramatically over the the last century, and the prevailing paradigm has profound influences on conservation from the science that is conducted to the policies that are enacted. In a recent perspectives piece for Science, GEE’s Professor Georgina Mace considered the impacts that […]

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Academic Retreat 2014

Missenden Abbey1st & 2nd May 2014

Missenden Abbey

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 1st May

12:45
Group travel by coach
14:15 Arrivals, registration and check into rooms
15:00 Tea – The Barn Hall
15.30 Welcome by Andrew Pomiankowski, Head of Department
Session 1
Barn Hall


Chair:  Andrew Pomiankowski
15:30-16:15 David Balding,
“Kinship in the era of genome-wide data: what does it mean and what use is it?”
16:15-17:00 Alumnus Talk:  Duncan Greig
“Sex and the single cell”
17:00-17:15 Short break (Barn Hall breakout space)
17:15-18:00
Ben Collen
“Predicting global biodiversity change”
18:00-19.00 Free time
19:00-19:30 Pre-dinner Drinks (from the Garden Room bar)
19:30 Dinner – Abbey private dining room
  After Dinner speaker, Prof Mary Collins, Professor of Immunology and Dean UCL Faculty of Life Sciences

Friday, 2nd May

08:15– 09:15
Breakfast (Abbey main restaurant area)
  Day Delegate Postdocs and Students:
09:27
Depart Marylebone Station by train
10:08
Arrive Great Missenden (8-10 minute walk to Missenden Abbey)
Session 2
Barn Hall


Chair:  Andrew Pomiankowski
09:30-10:15
General discussion: Future strategy for GEE
10:15-10:45
Coffee (Barn Hall breakout space) and arrival of the Post-docs and Students
Session 3
Barn Hall


Chair:  Anjali Goswami
10:45-11:30
Mark Thomas
“Detecting signatures of natural selection using ancient DNA data”
11:30-12:15
Rosie Woodroffe
“Managing protected and endangered wildlife: the importance of evidence"
12:15-13:00
Kate Jones,
“Impact of global weirding on the emergence and spread of zoonotic infectious diseases”
13:00-14:15
Hot or cold Buffet Lunch (Abbey main restaurant area)
 Session 4
Barn Hall


Chair:  Max Telford
 14:15-15:00  Georgina Mace
“The ecology of natural capital: accounting for costs and benefits”
 15:00-15.30  Tea (Barn Hall breakout space)
 15.30-16.15  Andrew Pomiankowski
“The evolution of two sexes”
 16:30 Depart (make way on foot to Great Missenden Railway Station a 8-10 minute walk)
 16:49  Depart Great Missenden Station by train

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