Annual Ashworth Laboratories Symposium - 15 January 2014

  • When:  Wednesday 15 January 2014
  • Time:  2.30 - 8.15 pm
  • Location:  Lecture theatre 1, Appleton Tower, George Square

At this symposium a cross section of staff and Fellows present their most recent research across the spectrum of activity in the Institutes of Evolutionary Biology, Immunology and Infection Research and the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution.  There is a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches and communication across disciplines, which we believe makes the talks particularly accessible.

This event is free and no registration is required.  We strongly encourage you to attend and hope very much that you will be able to attend at least part of it, particularly if you are new in Ashworth. 

Chair - Alex Rowe

2.30 - 3.00 pm              

Paul Sharp: “Origins of human malaria: where and when?”

3.00 - 3.30 pm              

Alexandre Potocnik: "How is specific homing of lymphoid cells achieved?"

3.30 - 4.00 pm              

Per Smiseth: ”Parent-offspring conflict in burying beetles”

4.00 - 4.30 pm             


Chair - Paul Sharp

4.30 - 5.00 pm              

Konrad Lohse: “The likelihood of Human-Neanderthal sex and other messy histories”

5.00 - 5.30 pm              

Dietmar Zaiss:  "How a point mutation keeps up your health"

5.30 - 6.00 pm              

Jacob Moorad: "Polygamy and sexual selection for long-life"

6.00 - 6.45 pm             


Chair – Rick Maizels

6.45 - 7.15 pm              

Josephine Pemberton: “Genomic analysis of trait variation in wild populations”

7.15 - 7.45 pm

Judith Allen: “Immunity to parasites: How to cope when resistance is futile”

7.45 - 8.15 pm              

Mark Blaxter: “Nine hundred and fifty nine nematode genomes (a work in progress, starring parasites, parthenogens and palaeosymbionts)”                                                                      

8.15 pm                         


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