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In remembrance of R. McNeill Alexander FRS, CBE. 1934-2016
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

His many friends in the SEB and elsewhere will have been greatly saddened to hear of the death of R. McNeill Alexander on March 21st, aged 81. Neill, as he was universally known, was born in Lisburn, near Belfast. He read Natural Sciences at Cambridge and continued to a PhD under Sir James Gray. From 1958 he lectured at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, and was appointed Professor of Zoology at Leeds in 1969 where he remained for the rest of his career.

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In conversation with Peter Aerts
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

By his own admission, Peter Aerts, professor of Biology at the University of Antwerp, is a self-made biomechanicist. “Simple is beautiful,” he says. “If you can reduce the complex to the essentials then you can start to answer the basic questions and address the fundamental principles.”

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Spotlight on Steve Portugal
Spring 2016
18 March 2016

As the main organiser of the SEB “Cracking the Egg” Satellite meeting in Brighton this year, Steve is looking forward to welcoming egg researchers from around the world: “Eggs have a lot to offer many fields of biology, and understanding them has applications to areas as diverse as food security, evolution, biomimicry, conservation and many more” he says.

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Spotlight on Alexandra Brand
Spring 2016
18 March 2016

“I love doing new things”, confesses Alex Brand, Royal Society Fellow and Reader at the University of Aberdeen. “I’m never frightened to take on something different and I think that’s always been with me”.