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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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GEE Summer Studentship funding success

17 June 2011

Dr Helen Chatterjee, Director of Studies for Biological Sciences, is delighted to report that all GEE summer studentship projects were awarded external grants this year. Congratulations to the following GEE PI's and their summer students:

  • Usha Aryal, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
  • Project title: The biology of ageing and longevity in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
  • Supervisor: Dr David Gems.
  • Josephine Hellburg, funded by the Genetics Society.
  • Project title: Locating the natural environment of the laboratory model fission yeast:
  • where are they?
  • Supervisors: Dr Daniel Jeffares + Professor Jurg Bahler.
  • Rupal Mistry, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
  • Project title: Changes in gene expression during senescence of an alpine plant. Supervisor: Dr Astrid Wingler
  • Nada Aljassim, funded by KAUST.
  • Project title: Metabolic regulation of leaf senescence.
  • Supervisor: Dr Astrid Wingler
  • Matthias Thurner, funded by the Wellcome Trust.
  • Project title: Molecular characterization of sea urchin circadian clock components
  • Supervisor: Dr Paola Oliveri
  • Luke Lazarou, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
  • Project title: Genetic variation in sexual traits in an African stalk-eyed fly. Supervisors: Professor Kevin Fowler, Professor Andrew Pomiankowski & Dr Nadine Chapman.
  • Victor Matyas Farkas, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Project title: Modelling the impact of climate change on biodiversity hotspots: SE Asia and the future of critically endangered primates. Supervisor: Dr Helen Chatterjee.

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