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The Darwin Seminars

The Department of Biological Sciences is hosting a series of seminars on the work of Charles Darwin to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of his birth, and the 150th Anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species". Each of the following seminars will take place at 12:45pm in Gibbet Hill Lecture Theatre 1:

Date Speaker Topic
9 October Georgy Koentges (Warwick) Evolution of neck and shoulder development
16 October William Amos (Cambridge) The story of whales: how did evolution achieve so much so fast?
23 October Richard Ffrench-Constant (Exeter) Molecular basis of natural selection in insects: sex, drugs and molecular biology
30 October John Parker (Cambridge) Henslow legacy: Darwin's inheritance
6 November Peter Holland FRS (Oxford) Genes, genomes and animal evolution
13 November Mark Jobling (Leicester) Y chromosomes and human evolution
20 November Clive Gamble (Royal Holloway) Evolution of the human social mind
27 November John Allen (Queen Mary) The photosynthetic origin of free oxygen
4 December Bambos Kyriacou (Leicester) Evolution of circadian rhythms
11 December Michael Akam FRS (Cambridge) Arthropods and the invasion of the land


The seminars will last for approximately 1 hour. They are free, and all are welcome to attend.