Gee Research Blog
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 [...]Read more...
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 [...]Read more...
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. [...]Read more...
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 [...]Read more...
Size Matters: Why Reduced Sexual Ornaments are Rarely Seen
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:42:06 +0000
Across the animal kingdom, males have evolved fancy physical ornaments, songs and courtship rituals, all in an attempt to attract the opposite sex. Most of the male ornaments and sexually-selected traits biologists tend to study are large, elaborate and flamboyant. But mathematical models predict that sexual selection is just as likely to make an ornament [...]Read more...
Alumni/recent PhD graduates
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Class of 2011
|Laura Horsfall||Post-doctoral Research Fellow, GEE, UCL|
|Sara Valentini||Post doctoral researcher, GEE, UCL|
|Class of 2010|
|Daniel Ackerman||Research Associate, GEE, UCL|
|Edward Byrne||Post-doctoral Researcher, Dept. of Biology, University of Bristol|
|D. Lisa De Silva||Post-doctoral Researcher, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France|
|Victoria Herridge||NERC Post-doctoral Researcher, Dept. of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum, London.|
|Naser Ansari Pour||Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cancer Genetics section of the Institute of Cancer Research (University of London).|
|Adam Powell||Post-doctoral Researcher, UCL Genetics Institute (GEE).|
|Lauren Johnson||Post-doctoral Researcher, Kings College London|
Post doctoral researcher, Mathematical Biology Group, University of Pennsylvania;
EPSRC Fellowship, GEE, UCL
|Samuel Tazzyman||EPSRC Fellowship, GEE, UCL|
|Class of 2009|
|Richard Grandison||Medical Writer|
|Yuval Itan||Postdoctoral Associate, Rockefeller University, USA|
|Jennifer Small||Conservation and Planning Advisor, Natural England|
|Omar Rota Stabelli||Research Fellow, Molecular Evolution & Bioinformatics, NUI Maynooth, Ireland|
|Ian Warren||Post Doctoral Researcher, Dept. of Entomology, Washington State University, USA|
|Class of 2008|
|Catherine Ingram||Research Associate, GEE, UCL|
|Barbara Kremeyer||Teaching Fellow, GEE, UCL|
|Calum Maclean||Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan.|
|Jessica Vamathevan||Principal Scientist, Computational Biology|
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