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Ecology and Evolution seminars archive

The evolution of the number of sexes

Thursday 27 February 2020

George Constable will present their work


Thursday 20 February 2020

Philip Mannion will present their work

Social network plasticity decreases disease transmission in the ant Lasius niger

Thursday 6 February 2020

Nathalie Stroeymeyt will present her work

The enemy of my enemy… the impact of a hyperparasite on a plant pathogen

Thursday 30 January 2020

Steven Parrat will present their work

Transitions in sexual system and comparative genomics of sex chromosomes

Thursday 23 January 2020

Dr Africa Gómez will present their work


Thursday 16 January 2020

Ben Ashby will present their work

Genetics underpinning novel phenotypes in social evolution and pesticide response

Thursday 5 December 2019

Yannick Wurm will present their work


Thursday 28 November 2019

Damian Rivett will present their work

CANCELLED - Origin of yeast's natural genome engineering system, mating-type switching

Thursday 21 November 2019

Kenneth H. Wolfe will present their work

Paradoxical diversity of cell cycle control across eukaryotes

Thursday 14 November 2019

Maria Domingosananes will present her work

Phylogeny and introgression in African mosquitoes Anopheles gambiae species complex

Thursday 31 October 2019

Ziheng Yang will present their work

Exploring the treasure trove – using natural history collections to study biodiversity

Thursday 24 October 2019

Natalie Cooper will present her work

Can the legume-rhizobia symbiosis be improved

Thursday 10 October 2019

William Deakin will present his work

Experimental community dynamics

Thursday 3 October 2019

Teppo Hiltunen will present their work

Natural Products in Predator-Prey Interactions

Monday 29 July 2019

The search for new bioactive natural products has prompted scientists to exploit environmental niches in which the production of these compounds is ecologically motivated.

Size matters: accurate detection and phasing of Structural Variations

Friday 26 July 2019

In this presentation, Dr Fritz Sedlazeck describes the latest work to obtain comprehensive genomes leveraging long and linked reads.

Phylogenomic insights into the molecular basis of the variable risk to food safety of Salmonella pathovariants

Thursday 20 June 2019

Research in my group combines bioinformatics, genomics, molecular microbiology and models of infection to investigate the evolution of interactions between pathogens, the environment and the host.

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Thursday 13 June 2019

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Eukaryote genome evolution and host-microbes interaction at mucosa: what can we learn from microbial parasites?

Thursday 23 May 2019

Professor Robert Hirt discusses what can we learn from microbial parasites.

A fishy tale of microbes - Microbial ecology of bacterial trimethylamine production across disparate environments

Thursday 16 May 2019

Dr Eleanor Jameson discusses the microbes and functional pathways involved in TMA production and its implications for us

Two tales about phage-inducible chromosomal islands

Thursday 9 May 2019

During the last years we have identified and characterised a novel family of mobile pathogenicity islands, the phage-inducible chromosomal islands (PICIs), which are clinically important because they carry and disseminate virulence and antibiotic-resistance genes.

Social evolution of antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections

Thursday 2 May 2019

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria is an accelerating problem globally. We now understand that bacteria have complex social lives, involving both cooperative as well as competitive behaviors.


Thursday 25 April 2019

Sarah Scriven and Rob Critchlow will present their work

Environmental change & biodiversity through deep time

Thursday 18 April 2019

Climate change has long been identified as a driver of diversity turnover on macroevolutionary scales.

Environmental change & biodiversity through deep time

Thursday 14 March 2019

Climate change has long been identified as a driver of diversity turnover on macroevolutionary scales.

Understanding the mechanism of chromosome segregation: lessons from diversity

Thursday 7 March 2019

Dr Bungo Akiyoshi, University of Oxford

Mass extinction in hyperthermal worlds

Thursday 28 February 2019

Dr Alex Dunhill, University of Leeds

Why there is more to gene evolution than protein function: Splicing, dual-coding sequence and why it matters

Thursday 21 February 2019

Is the human genome a perfect and well functioning machine or is it sloppy and error prone? This question is key to understanding both how our genome works and to understanding which mutations might or might not cause disease.

The evolution of facultative mutualisms - CANCELLED

Thursday 7 February 2019


Sensory and cognitive adaptations in butterfly brains

Thursday 24 January 2019


Lake fish monitoring and other adventures with environmental DNA

Thursday 17 January 2019


Functional profiling of inter-genic and intronic non-coding RNAs in yeast

Thursday 10 January 2019


Functional genomics of climate adaptation in ectotherm vertebrates

Thursday 22 November 2018

Dr Katharina C Wollenberg Valero, University of Hull

Unearthing the microbiology of hydraulically fractured shales: who, what and why?

Thursday 15 November 2018

Unearthing the microbiology of hydraulically fractured shales. As we continue to exploit the deep subsurface for waste disposal and energy extraction, the role these microorganisms play in engineering interventions becomes increasingly important.

Cetacean vocal culture and social learning

Thursday 1 November 2018

Dr Ellen Garland will discuss a striking pattern of cultural transmission we discovered in humpback whale song.

Virus discovery and antiviral RNAi across the metazoa

Thursday 25 October 2018

Dr Darren Obbard, Edinburgh

Inferring selection and demography from population genomic data

Thursday 11 October 2018

Dr Kai Zeng, Sheffield

Spontaneous mutation rates rise in ‘lonely’ mutating microbes

Thursday 4 October 2018

Dr Rok Krasovec, Manchester

Microbial ecology and the New Zealand wine industry

Thursday 14 June 2018

Dr Sarah Knight will give the seminar

Dating the age of mutations in bacteria

Thursday 3 May 2018

Francois Balloux to present