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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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Admin & Support

Below is a list of support staff in, or associated with, GEE. To email, 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). 


A = Anatomy Building
C= Cruciform Building
D = Darwin Building
ME = Medawar
MS = Medical Sciences
WH = Wolfson House

Member of staff & title e-mail (@ucl.ac.uk) Phone  Bldg/Rm
Fiona Williamson
Executive Officer to the Head of Department, GEE
f.williamson 
(3)2246 
 D111
Claire Asher
NERC Impact Accelerator
 c.asher  (5)1609  ME
Kathryn Ball
Teaching Administrator
kathryn.ball
(3)1330
ME G03
Heather Beasley
Undergraduate Administrator, Biosciences
h.beasley
(3)7169
ME G10
Dr Lawrence Bellamy
Biosciences Teaching Fellow

l.bellamy
 (3)7730  D105
Nidhi Bhatt
Undergraduate Administrator, Biosciences
n.bhatt
(3)3877
ME G10
Vas Chandranivasan
Procurement Officer
a.c.vasan
(3)3535
A108
Manu Davies
Graduate Research Admnistrator
 manu.davies  (3)7033  MS128
Dr Susmita Datta
Manager, UGI
susmita.datta
(5)4004
D210
Caroline Gougerty
Staffing and Human Resources Manager
c.gougerty
(3)7943
A110
Jeremy Guyer
Divisional Staffing Officer
jeremy.guyer  (3)3456  A110
Chris Langridge
CBRE Administrator
 c.langridge  (5)1609  ME
Dr Elvira Mambetisaeva
Executive Officer, UGI
e.mambetisaeva
(5)4006
D210
Richard Marguerie
Divisional Operations Manager, Divisional Safety Officer
r.marguerie
(3)2887
A 112A
James Michaels
Buildings Manager, Estates & Laboratory Management Team (Darwin Hub)
j.michaels
(3)7374
D G24
Fiona Paul
PA to Prof James MacKay
f.paul
(2)5105
WH 205
Chris Pieri
Procurement Officer
c.pieri
(3)7098
A108
Tamsin Piper
Operations Officer, Area Safety Officer
t.piper (3)2185 D204
Dr Louise Tinsley
Managing Editor, Annals of Human Genetics
anhumgen n/a
n/a
Michael Wright
Executive Officer, Prof Linda Partridge, IHA 
 ucbhlof (3)4380   D322

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