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Gee Research Blog

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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Academic Staff

Below is a list of academic staff in GEE. To email us, please add @ucl.ac.uk to the prefix, to call from outside UCL, please dial (0)20-7679, followed by the extension
(without the first cipher in parentheses).

Member of staff with web link & title e-mail (@ucl.ac.uk) Phone  Bldg/Rm
Prof Andrew Pomiankowski
Professor of Genetics, Head of Department and Research Strategy Director of CoMPLEX
 ucbhpom (3)7697 D111B
Dr Nazif Alic
 n.alic  (3)2219 D 328
Prof Jürg Bähler
Professor of Cellular Systems Biology
 j.bahler (5)1602 
D329
Prof David Balding
Professor of Statistical Genetics, UCL Genetics Institute
 d.balding
(5)4005
D210A
Prof Francois Balloux
UGI Chair in Computational Systems Biology
f.balloux
(5)1601
D110
Dr Helen Chatterjee
Senior Lecturer in Biology and Deputy Director, UCL Museums and Collections
 h.chatterjee (5)4104
D507B
Dr Ben Collen
Lecturer
 b.collen  (5)1609  ME CBER
Dr Oliver Davis
Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow / Senior Research Associate
 oliver.davis (3)2235 D635
Dr Julia Day
Lecturer in Environmental Biology
 j.day (3)0159 D216
Dr Christophe Dessimoz
Lecturer (Joint with Computer Sciences)
 c.dessimoz  (3)0079  D631
Dr Lazaros Foukas
Lecturer
 l.foukas (5)1612
D118A
Prof Kevin Fowler
Professor of Evolutionary Biology
 k.fowler (3)2279  D204A
Prof David Gems
Professor of Biogerontology
 david.gems (3)4381
D324
Dr Anjali Goswami
Reader in Palaeobiology
 a.goswami (3)2190 D118A
Dr Duncan Greig
Reader in Genetics
 d.greig    
Dr Garrett Hellenthal
Sir Henry Dale Fellow
 g.hellenthal (3)2323
D208
Prof Steve Humphries
British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics, UGI
 steve.humphries  020
76796962
/6969
(4)6962, (4)6969
BHF Laboratories, The Rayne Building
Dr Daniel Jeffares
Senior Research Fellow

 d.jeffares  (3)2686 D118
Prof Kate Jones
Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity
kate.e.jones
020 3108 4230 ME CBER
Prof Steve Jones FRS
Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics/Principal Research Associate
 j.s.jones (5)4095
D510
Dr Nick Lane
Reader in Evolutionary Biochemistry
 nick.lane  (3)1385 D610
Prof Nicholas Luscombe
Professor of Computational Biology
nicholas.luscombe
  D118
Dr James Mackay MA
Consultant Clinical Genetic Oncologist 
j.mackay    020 767 8382 or25105  WH205
Prof Georgina Mace CBE FRS
Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

g.mace

0203 108 1125

(5)1125

ME CBER
Dr Nikolas Maniatis
Lecturer in Human Genetics
n.maniatis  (3)3360 ME E2
Prof Judith Mank
Professor of Evolutionary and Comparative Biology
judith.mank
(5)4228
D204A
Dr Sara Mole 
Reader in Molecular Cell Biology, LMCB and Molecular Medicine Unit, Institute of Child Health, and GEE
 s.mole (3)7257 LMCB
B105
Dr David Murrell
Lecturer in Ecology &
Co-Director for Biodiversity
UCL Environment Institute
 d.murrell (3)7268 D108B
Dr Paola Oliveri
Senior Lecturer in Genetics and Evolution
 p.oliveri (3)3719
 D426
Prof Linda Partridge, FRS, FMedSci, DBE
Weldon Professor of Biometry & Director of the UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing
 l.partridge (3)2983
D323
Dr Daniel Pearce
Lecturer
 daniel.pearce (3)4393
D326
Dr Richard Pearson
Lecturer
 richard.pearson  (5)1609  ME CBER
Dr Matthew Piper
Royal Society University Research Fellow
m.piper (3)2219
D328
Dr Vincent Plagnol
Reader in Statistical Genetics, UCL Genetics Institute
 v.plagnol (5)4002
D210B
Prof Sue Povey, MD, FMedSci
Haldane Professor of Genetics
 s.povey (3)2174 D218
Dr Nichola Raihani
Royal Society University Research Fellow
n.raihani
(3)2186
D108A
Dr Max Reuter
Reader in Evolutionary Genetics
 m.reuter (3)2201  D116
Dr Hilary Richards
Sub-Dean and Faculty Tutor, Life Sciences
 h.richards (4)0882 Med Sch Bldg 241
Prof Andres Ruiz-Linares
Professor of Human Genetics
 a.ruizlin (5)4003  D218B
Dr Eugene Schuster
MRC Career Development Fellow       
 e.schuster (3)2468 D118B
Dr Hazel Smith
Senior Lecturer
 hazel.smith (3)3561 D107
Prof Dallas Swallow
Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics
 d.swallow (3)7320  D108
Prof Max Telford
Professor of Zoology
 m.telford (3)2554 D436
Prof Mark Thomas
Professor of Evolutionary Genetics
 m.thomas  (3)2286 D204B
Dr Astrid Wingler
Senior Lecturer in Plant Biology
 a.wingler (3)2681 D507E
Prof Nicholas Wood
Galton Professor of Genetics
 n.wood at ion
(0)20 7837 3611 x 4255
 
Prof Ziheng Yang, FRS
Professor of Statistical Genetics
 z.yang (3)4379 D433


D = Darwin Building
CBRE = Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research
KLB = Kathleen Lonsdale Building
ME = Medawar
MS = Medical Sciences
WH = Wolfson House

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