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Organisms and Environment Division Seminar Series 2014-15

Seminars to be held on Thursdays at 13.10hrs-14.00hrs, in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre 

(Room E/0.09), Sir Martin Evans Building, (except where marked).  


2nd October 2014

Dr Natasha de Vere, Botanist, The National Botanical Garden of Wales

Title: DNA Barcoding for People, Plants and the Environment


9th October 2014

Dr Michael Kruetzen, Anthropological Institute & Museum, University of Zurich

Title: Orang-utan Genes in Space and Time - Reconstructing the Evolutionary History of the Genus Pongo


16th October 2014 

Dr. Pablo Orozco-terWengel, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Genomewide signatures of selection in domestic mammals


23rd October 2014

Professor Nicholas Thomson, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge

Title: Bacterial genomics: changing dogma


30th October 2014

Dr Nabeil Salama, Marine Scotland Science, Aberdeen

Title: Modelling parasite movement in aquaculture


6th November 2014

Adrian Lloyd Jones, Conservation Officer, N E Wales

Title: Return of the Beaver


13th November 2014

Dr Nick Loman, MRC Fellow, Biosciences, University of Birmingham

Title: Microbiology 2.0: From bedside diagnostics to worldwide surveillance through genomics


20th November 2014

Dr Eamonn Mallon, Department of Biology, University of Leicester

Title: Methylation, genomic imprinting and reproductive behaviour in social insects


27th November 2014

Dr Kati Huttunen, Research Fellow, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Toxicological properties of indoor dust


4th December 2014

Dr Jenny Dunn, Conservation Scientist, RSPB

Title: Turtle Doves, Trial Plots and Trichomonas


11th December 2014

Dr Sarah Maddocks, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

Title: A spoonful of sugar: using honey to disrupt polymicrobial biofilms


15th January 2015 - POSTPONED

Professor Susan Baker, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Title: TBA


22nd January 2015

Jess Stephenson & Jo James, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: TBA


29th January 2015

Dr Britt Koskella, NERC Fellow, University of Exeter

Title: Bacteria-phage coevolution in a long-lived host


5th February 2015 - POSTPONED

Dr Ceri Lewis, Marine Biology, University of Exeter

Title: TBA


12th February 2015

Professor Paul Williams, Head of School of Molecular Sciences, University of Nottingham

Title: The Art of Antibacterial Warefare - Deception through interference with Quorum Sensing


19th February 2015

Dr Christophe Eizaquirre, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL

Title: Host-parasite interaction - not only a sex-story


26th February 2015

Dr Rasmus Lauridsen, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Title: Migration patterns of juvenile salmon in a UK chalk stream


5th March 2015

Dr Alan Brown, Biosciences, University of Exeter

Title: TBA


12th March 2015

Professor Mark Pallen, Professor of Microbial Genomics, Microbiology and Infection, University of Warwick

Title: Adventures in medical microbial genomics and metagenomics


19th March 2015

Dr Frank Hailer, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Polar bears and their cousins - evolutionary history hidden in a forest of gene trees


26th March 2015

Dr Mark Fellowes, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading

Title: By accident and by design: how our individual decisions collectively affect the abundance and diversity of urban species


23rd April 2015

Dr Isa-Rita Russo, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: Landscape determinants of fine-scale genetic structure of a small rodent in a heterogeneous landscape (Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa

Dr Jez Smith, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

Title: FROM THE ARCTIC TO URBAN ASIA and BACK AGAIN: A Peregrine’s journey


30th April 2015

Dr Ben Temperton, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)

Title: Genome Streamlining: From Central Dogma to Community Interaction Networks


7th May 2015

Dr Mario Vallejo-Marin, University of Stirling

Title: Genomic analyses of diversity, selection and speciation in introduced monkeyflowers


14th May 2015

Dr Luca Borger, Associate Professor Biosciences, Swansea University

Title: TBA


Details of more Seminars for 2014-15 coming soon.