GEE News Publication
A A A

Gee Research Blog

It Pays to Be Different:Evolutionary Distinctiveness and Conservation Priorities

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:15:25 +0000

The world is currently experiencing an extinction crisis. A mass extinction on a scale not seen since the dinosaurs. While conservationists work tirelessly to try and protect the World’s biodiversity, it will not be possible to save everything, and it is important to focus conservation efforts intelligently. Evolutionary distinctiveness is a measure of how isolated [...]

Read more...

Synthetic Biology and Conservation

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:20:18 +0000

Synthetic biology, a hybrid between Engineering and Biology, is an emerging field of research promising to change the way we think about manufacturing, medicine, food production, and even conservation and sustainability. A review paper released this month in Oryx, authored by Dr Kent Redford, Professor William Adams, Dr Rob Carlson, Bertina Ceccarelli and CBER’s Professor [...]

Read more...

Measure Twice, Cut Once: Quantifying Biases in Sexual Selection Studies

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:44:30 +0000

Bateman’s principles are conceptually quite simple, but form the basis of our understanding of sexual selection across the animal kingdom. First proposed in 1948, Bateman’s three principles posit that sexual selection is more intense in males than in females for three reasons: 1) males show more variability in the number of mates they have (mating [...]

Read more...

Technology for Nature?

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:23:54 +0000

Many of our greatest technological advances have tended to mark disaster for nature. Cars guzzle fossil fuels and contribute to global warming; industrialised farming practices cause habitat loss and pollution; computers and mobile phones require harmful mining procedures to harvest rare metals. But increasingly, ecologists and conservation biologists are asking whether we can use technology [...]

Read more...

Nice Flies Don’t Finish Last: Meiotic Drive and Sexual Selection in Stalk-Eyed Flies

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:54:47 +0000

While it might seem as though our genes are all working together for our own good, some of them are actually rather selfish. Scientists have known about ‘selfish genetic elements’ for nearly a century, but research to understand their behaviour and effects is ongoing. Recent research in GEE reveals how sexually selected traits are signalling [...]

Read more...

And warmest congratulations go to...

6 December 2010

  • Dr Duncan Greig and his wife Meaghan Samuels...

Many people have been asking about the new member of Duncan Greig's laboratory, so I will introduce myself. I am Katherine Greig. For the last 9 months, I've been involved in embryology and development, but my previous position ended rather suddenly (on the 19th of November). However, I now find I'm fascinated by human lactation, and I intend to devote myself to this subject in the coming months. As a side project on parent-offspring conflict, I will also investigate the effect of novel vocalisations on resource allocation within human primate groups. I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank my collaborator, Meaghan Samuels, without whom this project would not have been possible. I look forward to meeting you all soon, Katherine

KatherineGreig


Hallo, mein Name ist Katherine Greig. Ich wurde am 19 November geboren. Ich bin sehr glücklich und gesund. Meine Mutter ist auch sehr gut. Vielen dank für Ihre freundlichen Glückwünsche. Ich will Sie bald sehen. bis bald, Katherine.

  • Katherine Rawlinson, Research Associate in Prof Max Telford's group, and her husband Andrew Gillis on the birth of their daughter,Freya Imogen Gillis, born on 8th October in Cambridge.
  • Julie Black, Executive Officer to Prof Linda Partridge, on her marriage to Peter on 12 November.
  • Onyx Sofola and Fiona Kerr - both post-docs in the Partridge lab - on the safe arrivals of their daughter (Onyx) and son (Fiona).  Everyone in GEE/IHA wishes Onyx and Faramoluwa and Fiona and Lewis all the very best!
  • Congratulations to Dan Ackerman of the David Gems C. elegans lab and Sam Tazzyman who has been working with Andrew Pomiankowski and Rob Seymour (Maths), together with Adam Powell (in Mark Thomas's group) who successfully passed their vivas in December  - well done Dr Ackerman, Dr Tazzyman and Dr Powell!

Page last modified on 06 dec 10 15:34