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Gee Research Blog

Synthetic Biology and Conservation

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:20:18 +0000

Synthetic biology, a hybrid between Engineering and Biology, is an emerging field of research promising to change the way we think about manufacturing, medicine, food production, and even conservation and sustainability. A review paper released this month in Oryx, authored by Dr Kent Redford, Professor William Adams, Dr Rob Carlson, Bertina Ceccarelli and CBER’s Professor [...]

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Measure Twice, Cut Once: Quantifying Biases in Sexual Selection Studies

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:44:30 +0000

Bateman’s principles are conceptually quite simple, but form the basis of our understanding of sexual selection across the animal kingdom. First proposed in 1948, Bateman’s three principles posit that sexual selection is more intense in males than in females for three reasons: 1) males show more variability in the number of mates they have (mating [...]

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Technology for Nature?

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:23:54 +0000

Many of our greatest technological advances have tended to mark disaster for nature. Cars guzzle fossil fuels and contribute to global warming; industrialised farming practices cause habitat loss and pollution; computers and mobile phones require harmful mining procedures to harvest rare metals. But increasingly, ecologists and conservation biologists are asking whether we can use technology [...]

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Nice Flies Don’t Finish Last: Meiotic Drive and Sexual Selection in Stalk-Eyed Flies

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:54:47 +0000

While it might seem as though our genes are all working together for our own good, some of them are actually rather selfish. Scientists have known about ‘selfish genetic elements’ for nearly a century, but research to understand their behaviour and effects is ongoing. Recent research in GEE reveals how sexually selected traits are signalling [...]

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Finding a Place to Call Home: Translocation and the Plight of the Hihi

Fri, 16 May 2014 13:13:56 +0000

Climate change alters how climate is distributed both geographically and temporally. Over the coming decades, for species sensitive to climatic variables, it may become a case of ‘relocate or die’ – those species that are not able to shift their populations from old, unsuitable habitat into newly emerging suitable habitat, in line with climate change, [...]

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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
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
D218C
Dr Helen Chatterjee
Senior Lecturer in Biology and Deputy Director, UCL Museums and Collections
 h.chatterjee (2)5127
D510A
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 Lazaros Foukas
Lecturer
 l.foukas (5)1612
D118A
Prof Kevin Fowler
Professor of Evolutionary Biology
 k.fowler (3)2279  D118C
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 D110
Prof Steve Jones FRS
Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics/Principal Research Associate
 j.s.jones 020 7679 4095
 D510C
Dr Nick Lane
Reader in Evolutionary Biochemistry
 nick.lane  (3)1385 D524
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

D510B
Prof Jim Mallet
Professor of Biological Diversity
     
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, LMCBand Molecular Medicine Unit, Institute of Child Health, and GEE
 s.mole (3)7257 LMCB
B.105
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
Research Councils UK Fellow, Honorary Lecturer
 daniel.pearce (3)4393
D326
Dr Matthew Piper
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
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
Honorary Professor and Principal Research Fellow
 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 D230
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
ME = Medawar
MS = Medical Sciences
WH = Wolfson House

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