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Gee Research Blog

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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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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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 (last 4 digits). To call staff in the Medawar, dial (0)20-3108, followed by the extension.

Member of staff with web link & title e-mail (@ucl.ac.uk) Phone  Bldg/Rm
Prof Andrew Pomiankowski
Professor of Genetics, Head of Department, Research Strategy Director of CoMPLEX
 ucbhpom (3)7697 D111B
Dr Nazif Alic
Senior Research Fellow
 n.alic  (3)2219 D 328
Prof Jürg Bähler
Professor of Cellular Systems Biology
 j.bahler (5)1602 
D329
Prof David Balding
UGI Professor of Statistical Genetics
 d.balding
(5)4005
D210A
Prof Francois Balloux
UGI Chair in Computational Systems Biology
f.balloux
(5)1601
D110
Prof Tim Blackburn
Professor of Invasion Biology
 t.blackburn
(3)7107 D118B
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)4302  ME CBER
Dr Oliver Davis
Senior Research Fellow
 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 (Joint with Earth Sciences)
 a.goswami (3)2190 D118A
Dr Duncan Greig
Reader in Genetics
 d.greig    
Dr Garrett Hellenthal
Sir Henry Dale Fellow
 g.hellenthal (3)2189
D208
Prof Steve Humphries
BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics, UGI
 steve.humphries (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
(5)4230 ME CBER
Prof Steve Jones FRS
Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics
 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    (2)5105  WH205
Prof Georgina Mace CBE FRS
Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

g.mace
(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
 s.mole (3)7257 LMCB
B105
Dr David Murrell
Senior Lecturer in Ecology
 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
 l.partridge (3)4380
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
UGI Reader in Statistical Genetics
 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
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
Faculty Tutor, Life Sciences
 hazel.smith (4)0882 HS214
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 and Head of Teaching for Biological Sciences
 a.wingler (3)2681 D507E
Prof Nicholas Wood
Galton Professor of Genetics
 n.wood at ion
Tel:
(0)20 7837 3611 x 4255
Prof Ziheng Yang, FRS
Professor of Statistical Genetics
 z.yang (3)4379 D433


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CBRE = Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research

ME = Medawar
WH = Wolfson House
HS = 74 Huntley Street

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