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In conversation with...Steven Cooke
Autumn 2015
30 September 2015

I first met Steve at the SEB Meeting in Valencia 2013, where he was helping Oxford University Press to promote the recently launched SEB journal, Conservation Physiology , for which he is the founding Editor- in-chief. Recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, and a recognised leader in his field, Steve, who is based at Carleton University, Ottawa, describes his research interests as ‘eclectic’.

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Comparative physiology - experiencing a revolution
Autumn 2015
30 September 2015

What happens when you bring together comparative physiologists, evolutionary biologists and geneticists in the same room? The answer: Dynamic discussion and exciting new collaborations, as was demonstrated at the satellite session “Genome-powered perspectives in integrative physiology and evolutionary biology” at the 2015 SEB Annual Meeting in Prague. During the meeting, I managed to catch up with session co-chair Michael Berenbrink (University of Liverpool).

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Getting to the root of the problem
Autumn 2015
30 September 2015

Perhaps one of the most pressing challenges facing mankind is achieving food security in a world faced with climate change, a rapidly growing global population and environmental degradation. All over the world, plant scientists are engaged in research that seeks to push crop production beyond current limits

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Learning to teach - Teaching to learn
Autumn 2015
30 September 2015

How do you get your students’ attention during your lectures? Perhaps you need to consider a move away from the traditional didactic delivery? Maybe you need to be more innovative in your teaching techniques?