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Gee Research Blog

Competitive Generosity Drives Charitable Donations

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:09:46 +0000

Unconditional generosity is a characteristic of humans on which we pride ourselves, and billions of dollars is donated to hundreds of thousands of charitable organisations every year. But look at it from an evolutionary perspective, and this trait seems difficult to explain. In some situations, giving may have evolved to advertise positive characteristics of the […]

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Annoucing the Winners of the Write About Research Competition

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:49:07 +0000

Thanks to everyone who entered our Write About Research competition. We received some great entries from GEE students and postdocs, covering a broad range of topics from conservation to genetics. The entries will be posted here over the coming months, so watch this space! The Winners are… Drum roll please … WINNER: David Curnick – […]

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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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PhD Alumni

Class of 2011
Next Destination
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
Alexander Stewart

Post doctoral researcher, Mathematical Biology Group, University of Pennsylvania;

EPSRC Fellowship, GEE, UCL

Samuel Tazzyman EPSRC Fellowship, UCL and ETH Zürich
   
Class of 2009 Next Destination
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 Next Destination
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
Ripu Bains
FT Awarded
Editorial position, Genome Medicine
Cassandra Coburn
Editorial position, Journal Lancet Oncology
Siobhan Cox
Sixth Form Teacher
Neil Rosser
Post-doctoral position, University of York
Elisabeth Harley
Policy and Communications Officer, Understanding Animal Research
Olivia Creemer
Trainee Patent agent, Mathys and Squire
 Pascale Gerbault
 Post-doctoral Position, UCL
2007
Next Destination
Lawrence Bellamy
Biosciences Teaching Fellow, GEE, UCL
Joshua Coulcher
FT Awarded
Postdoctoral fellow at  Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur mer,  France
Bryony Jones
Editorial position, Nature Journals
Alanna Maltby
Freelance Popular Science Writer
Iain Rogers
School teacher
Robin Curtis
Field Assistant, University of Leeds

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