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John Gurdon wins Nobel Prize

4 July 2013

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.

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Dr Ken Joysey

4 July 2013

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

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The remarkable notebook of a 19th-century naturalist

4 July 2013

A notebook recording the fauna of Cambridgeshire observed and collected by the Reverend Leonard Jenyns between 1820 and 1849 has been published in full for the first time. A significant naturalist in his own right, Jenyns turned down the offer of a place on HMS Beagle, recommending instead a younger colleague, Charles Darwin.

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Crop Expansion and Conservation Priorities in Tropical Countries

4 July 2013

Ben Phalan and Andrew Balmford from the department, along with a team of researchers from other institutions, have had a paper published in PLOS ONE looking at the expansion of cropland in tropical countries and biodiversity loss. The paper can be read online on the PLOS ONE website . There is also an excellent blog post...

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Reassembling the backbone of life using a particle accelerator

4 July 2013

Research published in the journal Nature documents, for the first time, the intricate three-dimensional structure of the backbone in the earliest four-legged animals (tetrapods).

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Library Pinterest boards launched

4 July 2013

Printed and e-books acquisitions related boards created by the Balfour & Newton Libraries, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. The boards include Zoology Staff publications, E-books in Zoology and Neuroscience, and videos from ebooks@cambridge showing how to find e-books on the library catalogue. http://...

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Read more at: Part II Zoology Open Day

Part II Zoology Open Day

4 July 2013

2nd Year Natural Science, Medic and Vet Students are invited to come along to the Museum of Zoology on Monday 11th March to talk to course and module organisers about taking their Part II year in the Zoology Department.

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Our ancient ancestors

4 July 2013

Richard Hollingham from Planet Earth Online talks to Professor Jennifer Clack from the Department of Zoology and Dr Stephanie Pierce from the Royal Veterinary College about early tetrapod locomotion and their vertebral construction. Listen to the podcast

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Two awards

4 July 2013

Professor Jenny Clack awarded Glasgow Geological Society's T. Neville George medal; Dr Henry Disney awarded Honorary Membership to the Freshwater Biological Association

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New Undergraduate Certificate in Evolutionary Biology

4 July 2013

Institute of Continuing Education offers new year-long, part-time Undergraduate Certificate in Evolutionary Biology

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