skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

2012 News

Dr Ken Joysey

Dr Ken Joysey

The Department received with sadness the news of the death of Dr Ken Joysey on 25th November 2012.

Read More…

Courtship in Drosophila melanogaster

A new paper published in Current Biology this week by several members of the department looks at substrate-borne vibratory communication during courtship in Drosophila melanogaster.

Read More…

Dr Rebecca Kilner - European Commission FP7 ERC Starting Investigator Research Grant

The origin of the fittest: canalization, plasticity and selection as a consequence of provis

Read More…

John Gurdon wins Nobel Prize

John Gurdon wins Nobel Prize

The Department is delighted to congratulate Sir John Gurdon on the award of this year's Nobel prize for medicine, announced on 8th October 2012.

Read More…

Good news for a change

Good news for a change

News about the environment can seem like one long litany of loss, but is nature’s continued decline inevitable? Certainly not, argues Andrew Balmford in his book Wild Hope, published by University of Chicago Press, which instead explores the successful side of conservation.

Read More…

Dr William Foster - Isaac Newton Trust Research Grant

The Ecosystem Service Value of Natural Habitats to a Tropical Crop

Read More…

Dr Jonathon Pines - BBSRC ICA Studentship

Generating functional knock-out cell lines using inducible degron technology

Read More…

Professor Tim Clutton-Brock awarded Darwin Medal

Many congratulations to Tim Clutton-Brock on the award of the 2012 Darwin Medal of the Royal Society.

Read More…

Professor Tim Clutton-Brock - European Commission FP7 ERC Advanced Investigator Grant

The evolution and development of cooperation in mammalian societies

Read More…

L'Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science Award

Many congratulations to Claire Spottiswoode, who has been awarded one of this year's four L'Oreal "Women in Science" Fellowships for her work on the genetics of mimicry in Cuckoo eggs.

Read More…

Novel 3D reconstruction of fossil reveals how limb movement evolved in the first land animals

Research published in the journal Nature reveals for the first time how a famous extinct animal, the early four-legged vertebrate (tetrapod) called Ichthyostega, moved on land.

Read More…

Solving the riddle of horse domestication

Solving the riddle of horse domestication

Domestic horses likely arose from the western Eurasian steppe-the area of present day Ukraine and West Kazakhstan-and repeatedly interbred with wild horses as the herds spread, a study suggests.

Read More…

Butterfly genome reveals a promiscuous past

Butterfly genome reveals a promiscuous past

An international collaborative study to map the genome of a South American butterfly has identified the secret behind its mimetic nature.

Read More…

Pilkington Teaching Prize 2012

Pilkington Teaching Prize 2012

The Department is delighted to announce that Torsten Krude has been awarded one of this years Pilkington Teaching Prizes, in recognition of excellence in teaching at the University.

Read More…

Larks Ascending

Larks Ascending

The Critically Endangered Raso lark (Alauda razae) lives on a single desert island of 7 km2 in the Cape Verdes off West Africa. Happily, the birds have undergone a remarkable boom over the past decade, according to a paper published online this week in Animal Conservation.

Read More…

Optimal foraging in C.elegans

Dr Birgitta Olofsson and colleagues have published a paper looking at neuronal and molecular substrates for optimal foraging in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Read More…