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Nicholas Wu
Microsurgery training course
Autumn 2017
01 November 2017

Professor Michael Axelsson, along with three surgical instructors, guided eight PhD students from around the world through various theoretical and practical aspects of experiment microsurgery.

Evidence Matters
Evidence Matters
Autumn 2017
01 November 2017

“Before you make up your mind, open it.” These words from Mairead McGuinness (MEP) exemplify the best way citizens and politicians can work together to ensure evidence is used in policy making.

Bar-headed goose
It's all about performance
Autumn 2017
01 November 2017

As wildlife documentaries show, many animals undertake astonishing feats in order to survive migrate or win themselves a mate. Even when it appears effortless, these behaviours are typically supported by a whole complex of intrinsic adaptations at the genetic, cellular, physiological and behavioural level. Around the world, research is slowly picking apart how these animal athletes interact with their environment, some of which is showcased here from the SEB Annual Meeting in Gothenburg.

Sampling lake sediment cores for Woolly Mammoth DNA
Ancient mysteries – The world of palaeogenomics
Autumn 2017
01 November 2017

“ Contrary to what many people think, it’s not all about recreating Jurassic Park!”, so said one of the opening speakers at the session Palaeogenomics and Ancient DNA at the SEB 2017 Annual Meeting in Gothenburg. Nevertheless, ancient DNA is proving to be the master key for unlocking a whole host of mysteries,including human migrations, the spread of disease, the disappearance of mammoths and the environmental effects of past climate change. Crucially, lessons from the past may even help us adapt to the rapidly changing world for the future.