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 [...]Read more...
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 [...]Read more...
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 [...]Read more...
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. [...]Read more...
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 [...]Read more...
27 November 2013
Julian Huxley Conservation Seminar
||Prof.Tim Coulson (University of Oxford)|
|Date:||22nd January (1700hrs-1800hrs)|
|Hosted by ZSL at UCL’s GEE Centre for Biodiversity and Environmental Research|
Darwin’s Birthday Debate
"rb>c@50 - The Golden Anniversary of Hamilton's Rule"
|Venue:||The Natural History Museum.|
Combatants / Speakers:
||Laurent Lehmann (University of Lausanne) and David Haig (Harvard University)|
Spring CEE Symposium
“Collections-Based Research in the Genomic Era”
2nd - 3rd April
Autumn CEE Symposium
“The Evolution of Gene Regulation”
Full details are posted on the CEE Website
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