Lab news


Steve Bourne will present a Marine Life talk entitled ‘Using DNA to explore invasive species – how four letters open up a window into the world of the globe’s hitchhikers‘ in August 2016.

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Steve Bourne attended three bioinformatic courses: ELIXIR-ITA, Transmitting Science and NERC-MDIBL between November 2015 and March 2016.


Marc Rius, Peter Teske and Christopher McQuaid were awarded a NRF Grant from the Competitive Programme for Rated Researchers 2015 in December. This 3-year grant will sponsor research projects in South Africa.


Marc Rius was awarded a LifeWatch grant in October. This grant will sponsor a WoRMS editor workshop at Flanders Marine Institute, Belgium.

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Prof. Xavier Turon visited our lab in June (sponsored by a Visiting Scientists Scheme grant) and wrote a short note about his stay.challengen_logo_blank_wide

Edward Wort was awarded a research grant from the Malacological Society of London in April. This grant will sponsor part of the genetic work for his PhD.

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Jamie Hudson visited the Station Biologique de Roscoff in February. This visit allowed Jamie to further develop his independent research project.

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Marc Rius and Mark Chapman were awarded an ‘Adventure in Research‘ grant in December. This grant will sponsor research conducted in the Ecology and Evolution Lab.

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Steve Bourne and Edward Wort started their PhDs (partly funded by SPITFIRE) in October.

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Marc Rius was awarded a Visiting Scientists Scheme grant in June. This grant will attract a visiting scientist to the National Oceanography Centre in June 2015.







Alex Sullivan was awarded a Professor Mike Clark award in May. This award will sponsor Alex’s independent research project.

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Stefano Scocca was awarded a Leonardo da Vinci mobility award in April. This award will support Stefano’s research internship.

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Marc Rius was awarded a PGR Scholarship in March. This scholarship will support a PhD student.



Marc Rius‘ bid for Facilities Sub Committee Funding at the National Oceanography Centre was successful in December.

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The Ecology & Evolution Lab opened in October.


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