Archive for the ‘Milner Centre for Evolution’ Category

Motherhood is full of challenges - even for bird supermoms

Professor Tamás Székely from Biology & Biochemistry writes on the Milner Centre blog

Dawkins’ fabled cooperative gene discovered in microbes

Geneticists from the Universities of Manchester and Bath are celebrating the discovery of the elusive ‘greenbeard gene’ that helps explain why organisms are more likely to cooperate with some individuals than others.

The Milner Centre for Evolution update

Potential disruption in coming weeks in relation to the construction of The Milner Centre

Genetics Society announces Laurence Hurst as next President

Laurence will be steering the Genetics Society during its centenary year celebrations (2019) and is very much looking forward to his involvement.

Europeans brought new strains of ulcer-causing bacterium to pre-Columbian Americas

An international team of researchers, including Daniel Falush (Milner Centre for Evolution), has found that foreign strains of a harmful stomach bacterium intermingled with and replaced local strains after the arrival of Europeans and African slaves across the Americas.

Cape Verde islands: A bird in the hand...

Third year BSc Biology students write about their experiences whilst on placement

Is your research about water & its role in environment & health?

Get involved in the NERC-funded Waterscapes project: a range of developmental and engagement opportunities for researchers from postgraduate level and upwards.

Ground-breaking marks start of building work for new Milner Centre for Evolution

The ceremonial first turf has been cut to mark the start of building work for the Milner Centre for Evolution.

Molecular clocks will turn back time on what wiped out the dinosaurs

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have been awarded almost £1 million by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Bigger brains outsmart harsh climates

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have shown that birds living in extreme climates have evolved larger brains.

Evolutionary developmental biology issue of RS journal

Emeritus Professor Cheryll Tickle and Dr Araxi Urrutia, from the Milner Centre for Evolution, have edited a special issue for the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions B titled Evo-devo in the genomics era, and the origins of morphological diversity.

Nesting instinct: How do birds share the childcare?

Researchers from the Milner Centre for Evolution are part of the largest ever international study on the nesting behaviour of shorebirds. The study published in Nature found that sharing of parental duties varied hugely between species.

4 South: half a century of scientific innovation

Central to our campus, and stretching back to the very start of it all 50 years ago, is our 4 South building.

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow joins the Milner Centre

Evolutionary biologist Dr Tiffany Taylor has joined the Milner Centre for Evolution as a Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, a scheme from The Royal Society for outstanding scientists at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities.

'Sex, genes & behaviour' meeting at Mexican partner uni

Academics from Biology & Biochemistry took part in the ‘Sex, Genes and Behaviour’ meeting held in the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico on 23-24 August.

Academia Europaea Cardiff lecture: Anti-influenza therapy

Lecture by Sir John Skehel, Vice-President & Biological Secretary of The Royal Society, on Fri 11 Nov

New genes linked with bigger brains identified

Researchers from our Milner Centre for Evolution have identified a number of new links between families of genes and brain size, opening up a whole new avenue of research to better understand brain development and diseases like dementia.

What do aliens look like?

Matthew Wills, from the Milner Centre, has written a Conversation article on what aliens could look like, based on what we know about evolution.

EU initiative will pave way for new whooping cough vaccines

Researchers from our Milner Centre for Evolution are part of a €28 million EU initiative that will lay the groundwork for the licensing and assessment of future new vaccines for whooping cough (pertussis).

Green monkeys acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry have found that Staph. aureus infections can be passed from humans to monkeys but not the other way.