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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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Gargantuan gang of GEE PhDs graduated this week

4 September 2013

PhD Graduation Ceremony September 2013 PhD Graduation Ceremony September 2013 PhD Graduation Ceremony September 2013


We are very proud of the bumper crop of students who completed their post-graduate studies in GEE this year.  Their achievements were acknowledged at yesterday's graduation ceremony, at which their supervisors, friends and family were there to help them celebrate.  Many congratulations to them all.  

PhD Biology

Elisabeth Harley

PhD Evolutionary Biology

Lawrence Bellamy
Katherine Brown
Alanna Collen

PhD Evolutionary Genetics

Pascale Gerbault

PhD Genetics

Cassandra Coburn

PhD Human Evolutionary Genetics

Bryony Jones

PhD Human Genetics

Ripudaman Bains
Olivia Creemer

PhD Stem Cell Epigenetics

Oluwatosin Taiwo

PhD Graduation 7 PhD Graduation Ceremony September 2013 PhD Graduation Ceremony September 2013

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