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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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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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