At our lab. meeting a couple of weeks ago, we were happy to welcome two new PhD students to the group. Here we all are in the lobby of our Adrian Building. We are from six countries, and work on a diverse range of molecular cytogenetics projects.
From left to right, left of DNA molecule: Amal Alyamani (Wheat repetitive DNA), Ramesh Patel (Technical), Chetan Patokar (Wheat-Thinopyrum introgression), Rubar Salih (Taraxacum diversity), Pat Heslop-Harrison, Juceli Gouveia (Fish microsatellite organization) ; Sarbast Mustafa (Sheep and bovid satellite DNA diversity). Right of DNA molecule: Trude Schwarzacher, Jotyar Mohammed (Aubrieta biodiversity), Khaloud Alarjani (Brassica repetitive DNA), Stuart Desjardins (Fallopia/Knotweed relationships), Nouf Alsayied (then registered as Nauf Alsayid/Alsayied; Saffron and Crocus diversity), Fabiola Santos Carvalho (Brachiaria forage grass molecular cytogenetics; her picture is inserted). Adel Sepsi (Centromeres and epigenetics in wheat introgression lines).
Below are a series of pictures of the visit of the new President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester, Professor Boyle, in our laboratory.