Monthly Archives: September 2012

Opportunities in the molecular cytogenetics group

There are many opportunities to join the molecular cytogenetics research group for various periods, to develop new projects, complement or add data to existing projects, or gain training whether as post-doctoral and sabbatical visitors or as PhDs. In ‘management speak’ we are … Continue reading

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Living in Leicester: advice for academic visitors to the Molecular Cytogenetics Laboratory

There are many hotels in easy walking distance of the University, ranging from cheaper chains such as Mercure, Ibis, or Premiere Inn, through more expensive chains such as Classic British/Belmont (previously the University preferred venue for external examiners), to Victorian … Continue reading

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Alien chromosome introgression transferring characters into bread wheat

In situ hybridization is now widely used to identify the nature and size of chromosome, chromosome arm and chromosome segment introgressions from alien or wild species in plant breeding lines. The molecular cytogenetics research group has several projects investigating introgression … Continue reading

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Mateus Mondin University of Sao Paulo Brazil: collaborator

We are collaborating with Professor Doctor Mateus Mondin from the University of São Paulo, ESALQ, Piracicaba, Brazil, on repetitive DNA evolution in Medicago DNA sequences, and its contribution to genome evolution and variation. The environmental, nutritional (animal, and plant through nitrogen fixation) … Continue reading

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