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09
Jul
2020

E&E Joint Webinar: Some benefits of blue sky and open phylogenetics research for understanding SARS-CoV-2 »

12.30pm 9 July 2020

Having spent much of the last 15 years trying to improve molecular phylogenetics, I had formed the fairly firm view that my research was very interesting (of course!!!) but rather useless in the short term.

09
Jul
2020

E&E Joint Webinar: Walking in Wallacea: Expanding the species inventory on Buton Island, Sulawesi »

12pm 9 July 2020

The central islands of Indonesia, between Java, Bali and Kalimantan (Borneo) on the west and Papua on the east - are a living laboratory for the study of evolution, known as the Wallacea region.

02
Jul
2020

E&E Webinar: Extreme Weapons: A Natural History »

11am 2 July 2020

Every animal has a weapon of one sort or another, but the overwhelming majority of weapons stay small. Yet, sprinkled through the tree of life are species where weapons become extreme.

01
Jul
2020

PS Webinar Series: The many fungal hosts of ToxA - Near complete genomes give new insight into old stories of horizontal gene transfer »

12pm 1 July 2020

Most known examples of horizontal gene transfer (HGT) between eukaryotes are ancient. These events are identified primarily using phylogenetic methods on coding regions alone.

30
Jun
2020

Computational Biology courses for the locked-down »

30 June 2020

We would like to invite those of you with interest and newfound time to participate in basic computational training over the next five weeks. Beginning 20 April, two concurrent Zoom "courses" will run.

26
Jun
2020

PS Webinar Series: PhD Exit Webinar - Identifying pathogenicity factors in the wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici via transcriptomic analysis and...

12pm 26 June 2020

Zymoseptoria tritici is a host-specific necrotrophic pathogen, causing Septoria tritici blotch (STB) disease on wheat leaves. Although substantial efforts have been made to identify pathogenicity factors in Z. tritici, the genetic components contributing to the qualitative/quantitative virulence

24
Jun
2020

PS Webinar Series: The crystal structure of SnTox3 from the necrotrophic fungus Parastagonospora nodorum reveals a unique effector fold and insights...

12pm 24 June 2020

Plant pathogens cause disease through secreted effector proteins, which act to modulate host physiology and promote infection. Often, effector proteins lack sequence identity to proteins of known function, or functional domains, making it impossible to infer function based on sequence alone.

19
Jun
2020

PS Webinar Series: PhD Exit Webinar - A new method to visualize CEP peptide-CEP receptor interactions in vascular tissue in vivo »

12pm 19 June 2020

The interactions of peptide ligands with leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases (LRR-RLKs) coordinate multiple plant biochemical pathways. Thus, there is a need for a simple method that identifies and validates peptide hormone-receptor pairings in vivo without disturbing native receptor complexes.

11
Jun
2020

E&E Webinar: “Crazy Love”: Nonlinearity and irrationality in mate choice »

10am 11 June 2020

Choosing a mate is one of the most important decisions an animal can make. The fitness costs and benefits of mate choice have been analysed extensively in the context of sexual selection, and the neural and hormonal bases of mate choice have provided insights into how animals make such decisions.

10
Jun
2020

PS Webinar Series: Photorespiration - Friend or foe? »

12pm 10 June 2020

Photorespiratory metabolism is essential for plants to maintain functional photosynthesis in an oxygen-containing environment. Because the oxygenation reaction of Rubisco is followed by the loss of previously fixed carbon, photorespiration is often considered a wasteful process and considerable efforts are aimed at min

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