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Quick Guide on same-sex behaviour

Vicki’s and my Quick Guide on same-sex sexual behaviour is now out in Current Biology.

For an OA-line to the paper (until Jan sometime): please go here

 

BMC Genomics paper

and the BMC Genomics paper is now out! Go here for open access: Pannebakker et al. (2020) BMC Genomics

Paper accepted

In more lab news, ex-Shuker lab alumna Nicki Cook and Dave himself have just had a paper accepted in BMC Genomics, led by our dear friend and another lab alumnus, Bart Pannebakker. The paper describes the genomic basis of sex ratio variation in Nasonia vitripennis, with a preliminary GWAS analysis. Thanks to all the co-authors for their work on this!

We are back!

We are back in the lab, albeit socially-distanced, and wearing masks! What a relief!

Maddy Abbs has started her ASAB-funded undergrad research project, and Ellie is starting up her next experiments. It is WONDERFUL having folks in the lab again.

Vicki’s next paper accepted

Great news to start the year – Vicki’s latest paper “Mating failure shapes the patterns of sperm precedence in an insect” has just been accepted for publication in Behavioural Ecology & Sociobiology. Dani is also an author, so congratulations us on a fab team effort.

And Ellie picks up her award!

Congratulations again to Ellie for being one of the recipients of this year’s Unilever Research Prize for Dutch Masters Students. Here is Ellie receiving her prize!

Congratulations to Ellie!

Ellie has been awarded a Unilever Research prize, awarded to the best Dutch Masters students each year – congratulations Ellie! What a fabulous way to start your PhD!

Welcome to Ellie

A slightly belated formal website welcome to Ellie Gourevitch, our new PhD student. Ellie has been here six weeks or so and has already started collecting data….!! Ellie will be working on the sex lives of bugs, and is already getting interested in female genitalia – welcome aboard!

Successful MSc(Res) students!

Congratulations to Ceile, Joe and Melissa, who have successfully passed their MSc(Res) thesis examinations, with at most only minor corrections! Nice one! Very proud of all your hard work and look forward to getting the publications out there.

Nicki’s latest paper

Nicki’s perhaps penultimate paper from our lab has just been accepted in Am Nat – nice one Nicki, and thanks also to Darren Parker for all his help with this paper, and the “parent” manuscript currently on biorxiv/in review.