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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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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

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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!

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