Mel Greaves – The Evolutionary Origins of Diversity in Cancer

Event Date: 15 October 2014 The Linnean Society of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BF The Systematics Association presents: The 2014 Sir Julian Huxley Lecture Professor Mel Greaves FRS (Institute of Cancer Research) – The Evolutionary Origins of Diversity in Cancer All cancers share the common feature of being clonal expansions of mutant cells that, over years or decades, …

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Janet Thornton – The Importance of Genomics and Bioinformatics for the future of Medicine and Agriculture

Event Date: 27 March 2014 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Department of Biological Sciences at Birkbeck presents: The 2014 Bernal Lecture Professor Dame Janet Thornton – The Importance of Genomics and Bioinformatics for the future of Medicine and Agriculture The past twenty years have witnessed a step change in biology. …

Julia Koricheva – The Science Behind Mixing Apples and Oranges: Benefits of Research Synthesis in Ecology

  Event Date: 20 January 2014 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Inaugural Lecture Professor Julia Koricheva (RHUL) – The Science Behind Mixing Apples and Oranges: Benefits of Research Synthesis in Ecology This lecture will explore how the use of a new generation …

John Wood – Plant Hunting in the 21st century

  Event Date: 28 November 2013  The Linnean Society of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BF   The Systematics Association presents: Professor John Wood (Oxford) – Plant Hunting in the 21st century The speaker will illustrate trends in plant hunting using his experience in the field and the herbarium as a means of highlighting changing methods and priorities. During …

Mike Benton – Exploring Adaptive Radiations

Event Date: 20 June 2013 Flett Lecture Theatre Natural History Museum Cromwell Road (Exhibition Rd Entrance) London SW7 5BD The Systematics Association presents: The 2013 Sir Julian Huxley Lecture Professor Mike Benton (Bristol) – Exploring Adaptive Radiations Key questions in macroevolution concern radiations: why are some clades more species-rich than others; are diversifications driven by key adaptations or environmental opportunities; …

H. Peter Linder – The evolutionary history of the danthonioid grasses: dispersal, niche evolution and radiation in the Southern Hemisphere

Event Date: 10 October 2012 The Linnean Society of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BF   The Systematics Association presents 2012 Sir Julian Huxley Lecture: Prof. Dr. H. Peter Linder (Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich, Switzerland) – The evolutionary history of the danthonioid grasses: dispersal, niche evolution and radiation in the Southern Hemisphere The Danthonioideae (Poaceae) include …