Congratulations to Luana Maroja, who has just accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Luana, currently in Panama, will be starting in August, and we will be sorry to see her go…
Archives for January 2010
Congratulations to Richard for winning a runner-up prize for best student talk at pop group this year. Second year in a row for the lab, as Laura won best talk last year! Bit late posting this, but better late than never.
Peter Forbes’ book was recently reviewed in Nature by Leena Lindstrom, who gave a nice plug for Heliconius genetics: The genes for colour-pattern variation among Heliconius butterflies, for instance, are close to being fully sequenced. In the future, researchers may be able to transplant these colour genes to different species to study how the colour […]
Simon has just published a paper in PLoS Genetics showing that resistance to the Spinosad insecticide in the diamondback moth is controlled by a mutation that leads to mis-splicing of a receptor gene. This is a biologically derived insecticide, and resistance arose rapidly and has spread worldwide. The diamondback moth is a global pest of […]