Ashworth Laboratories Research Symposium 2013

  • When:  Wednesday 9 January 2013
  • Time:  2 - 8.15 pm
  • Location:  Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 1, 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.

Tea/coffee will be served in the concourse area at 4.00pm and supper will be at 6.00pm. No registration is required for this event and all food and drink is provided free of charge by the Institutes.


Chair - Paul Sharp

  • 2.00 - 2.30 pm Alex Rowe: “Parasites on the brain? Exploring a 100 year old mystery.”
  • 2.30 - 3.00 pm Patrick Walsh: “What do we actually know about how birds build nests?”
  • 3.00 - 3.30pm Nick Savill: "Maths, stats and parasites"
  • 3.30 - 4.00pm Craig Walling: “Trying to understand the evolution of female mating preferences"

4.00- 4 .30pm Afternoon tea

Chair - Alex Rowe

  • 4.30 - 5.00pm Ally Phillimore: “Climate change, phenology and space-time substitution”
  • 5.00 - 5.30pm David Cavanagh: "Order from chaos – mutation, selection, fuzziness and vaccines"
  • 5.30 - 6.00pm Sara Knott: “Hunting hidden heritability”

6.00-6.45pm Supper

Chair – David Gray

  • 6.45 - 7.15pm Sarah Reece: "What makes a successful parasite?"
  • 7.15 - 7.45pm Achim Schnaufer: "A broken engine, no sex, and still having a good time in Italy: the story of T. equiperdum"
  • 7.45 - 8.15pm Nick Colegrave: “Putting beagles in bottles”

8:15 Close


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