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Seminars

Scheduled seminars in APS are listed below. Any University staff and students are welcome to attend any of the seminars, but the seminar series differ a little in their focus as indicated below.

Every effort is made to keep to the scheduled programme, but changes do have to be made sometimes. Please look out for posters in the Department, or notices on the APS home page for any late alterations.

  • Departmental seminars: aimed everyone in the Dept, and any staff or students outside who might be interested
  • Research Group seminars: two seminar series (Ecology, Evolution and Environment & Robert Hill Institute) usually on current research work, by both internal and external speakers.
  • Graduate Seminars: current postgraduate students presenting their own research work. Usually two shorter seminars together.

Date Series Title Speaker Venue and time
1st October 2018 Departmental Haploid gametic selection in animals and its evolutionary consequences

Simone Immler University of East Anglia

1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
2nd October 2018 EEE Seminar Coping with environmental stress in natural populations - from genes to metapopulation dynamics Marjo Saastamoinen University of Helsinki Firth Court G02
5th October 2018 EEE Seminar Adaptation of A-to-I RNA editing and the impact on genome evolution Jian Lu  The University of Peking  Alfred Denny Building D 219 Common Room
8th October 2018 Departmental Life within the genome:  Evolutionary interactions between bacteria and mobile genetic elements

Eleanor Harrison University of Sheffield

1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
15th October 2018 Departmental Genentic regulation of sexual life cycles in the brown algae Susana Coelho Station Biologique de Roscoff 1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
22nd October 2018 Departmental Bird song and the evolution of cultural transmission Robert Lachlan Queen Mary University 1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
29th October 2018 Departmental Understanding Porous species boundaries by studying butterfly genomes Chris Jiggins University of Cambridge 1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
2nd November 2018 RHI Contribution of Epigenetic Variation to Ecological Adaptation Ueli Grossniklaus University of Zurich Firth Court Bldg (F 02)
5th November 2018 Departmental Alternative medicine practices of fruit flies Nick Priest University of Bath 1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
12th November 2018 Departmental Inbreeding and inbreeding avoidance in a population with severe inbreeding depression
Josephine Pemberton University of Edinburgh 1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
19th November 2018 Departmental Sensory and Cognitive adaptations in butterfly brains Stephen Montgomery University of Cambridge 1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
26th November Departmental Soil Sustainability, from Biochemistry to Business
Jess Davies University of Lancaster 1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
3rd December 2018 Departmental TBC Heather Whitney University of Bristol 1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
10th December Departmental From remote sensing to monitoring progress towards AICHI and SDG targets; are we promising too much? Marion Pfeifer University of Newcastle 1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
16th January 2019 EEE Seminar Developing Rhizobial inoculants to improve grain legume crops in the UK Euan James James Hutton Institite 1.00pm Alfred Denny Common Room
23rd January 2019 EEE Seminar Allele vs predator; bacterial evolution in complex communities Deirdrie McClean University of Edinburgh 1.00pm Alfred Denny Common Room
30th January 2019 EEE Seminar The role of Genetic and Environmental Drivers in Novel Gene Regulator Recruitment Tiffany Taylor University of Bath 1.00pm Alfred Denny Common Room
4th February 2019 Departmental Protection and Death: rapid coevolution of hosts with microbial friends and foes
Kayla King   University of Oxford 1.00pm Council Room Firth Court
11th February 2019 Departmental ADAS - agriculture research consultancy Ruth Wade  1.00pm Council Room Firth Court
4th March 2019 Departmental Birdwatching through Geological Time: A Palaeontological Perspective on Avian Evolution Daniel Field     University of Cambridge 1.00pm Council Room Firth Court
11th March 2019 Departmental Palaeocolour - dinosaurs and beyond Jakob Vinther University of Bristol 1.00pm Council Room Firth Court
18th March 2019 Departmental A Wild Life
George McGavin University of Oxford 1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
25th March 2019 Departmental

Annual Margaret Savigear lectures:

Susan Johnston - The good, the bad and the variable: the evolution of chromosomal crossover rates in the wild.

Barbara Mable - Phyto-herpetology, phylo-population genetics, crop-livestock-wildlife management: growing up at the interface of disparate fields

Please submit questions for the Q&A session using this Google Form.

Susan Johnston University of Edinburgh

Barbara Mable University of Glasgow

1.00pm Lectures in Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1

Q & A  3.00pm Alfred Denny Conference Room

29th April 2019 Departmental TBC
Katie Peichel University of Bern 1.00pm Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2
13th May 2019 Departmental Climate change and the shifting goalposts of bird migration

James Gilroy University of East Anglia

1.00pm Council Room Firth Court