Gee Research Blog

It Pays to Be Different:Evolutionary Distinctiveness and Conservation Priorities

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:15:25 +0000

The world is currently experiencing an extinction crisis. A mass extinction on a scale not seen since the dinosaurs. While conservationists work tirelessly to try and protect the World’s biodiversity, it will not be possible to save everything, and it is important to focus conservation efforts intelligently. Evolutionary distinctiveness is a measure of how isolated [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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
Claire Asher
NERC Impact Accelerator
 c.asher  (5)1609  ME 2nd floor
Kathryn Ball
Teaching Administrator
ME G03
Heather Beasley
Undergraduate Administrator, Biosciences
ME G10
Dr Lawrence Bellamy
Biosciences Teaching Fellow

 (3)7730  D105
Nidhi Bhatt
Undergraduate Administrator, Biosciences
ME G10
Vas Chandranivasan
Procurement Officer
A 108
Manu Davies
Graduate Research Admnistrator
 manu.davies  (3)7033 A G03A
Dr Susmita Datta
Manager, UGI
D 210
 Alex Ferrell
Senior Finance Officer
 alexandra.ferrell  (6)5475
 MS 128
Jeremy Guyer
Divisional Staffing Officer
jeremy.guyer  (3)3456 MS 1M01
Chris Langridge
CBER Administrator
 c.langridge  (5)1609  ME 2nd floor
Dr Elvira Mambetisaeva
Executive Officer, UGI
D 210
Richard Marguerie
Divisional Operations Manager, Divisional Safety Officer
A G02A
James Michaels
Buildings Manager, Estates & Laboratory Management Team (Darwin Hub)
D G24
Fiona Paul
PA to Prof James MacKay
WH 205
Chris Pieri
Procurement Officer
A 108
Tamsin Piper
Operations Officer, Area Safety Officer
t.piper (3)2185 D 204
Dr Louise Tinsley
Managing Editor, Annals of Human Genetics
anhumgen n/a
Rachel Tribe
Staffing and Human Resources Manager
 r.tribe (3)7943 MS 1M01
Michael Wright
Executive Officer, Prof Linda Partridge, IHA 
 ucbhlof (3)4380   D 322

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