Six academic positions in evolutionary biology and ecology

The School is looking to recruit at least one professor and up to five posts at lecturer/senior lecturer/reader level in evolutionary biology and ecology. We would like to encourage applications from strong candidates working in our areas of interest (see below for details of existing staff). Deadline is 14 August 2012.

More details can be found here.

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Emerald Isle

Yannick Wurm and Joe Parker attended SMBE2012 in Dublin – the largest-ever meeting of the international Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. Read all about it here.

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13 New PhD studentships!

Richard Nichols and colleagues are currently recruiting 13 PhD students for their recently awarded EU Initial Training Networks (ITN) grant called INTERCROSSING. The grant offers generous funding for students interested in applying sequencing technologies to problems in population genetics.

Deadline for applications: 5th July 2012. Start date: October 2012. Apply here.

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Social ant-working

Yannick Wurm received a grant from the BBSRC “bioinformatics and biological resources fund” to develop resources for studying social insect genetics

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The right SYNTAX

Steve Rossiter has been awarded a SYNTAX grant by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for a project to investigate phylogenetic discordance in horseshoe bats.

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New SBCS-Evolve group website launched

This is the new website for evolution research at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London.

On these pages you will find useful information on all areas of evolution, from population genetics to macroevolution; from genomics to morphological studies. Supplementary information and additional resources for researchers are also available as well as news of upcoming vacancies and studentships.

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Profiling Geographic Profiling

Steve Le Comber and Mark Stevenson’s review on geographical profiling is published this month in Trends in Ecology and Evolution. In ‘From Jack the Ripper to epidemiology and ecology’ they plot the development of statistical techniques to model the geographical distribution of biological phenomena – a process with applications from countering infectious diseases to tracking down criminals…

Read it here.

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