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🧬 Coming up this term

Get to know about real science by connecting with the Experts sequencing the genomes of every species in Britain and Ireland. Taking part in Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life also gives you great content for your UCAS application and an excellent foundation for an EPQ. Live Chat every Wednesday at 4pm! Ask the experts about anything. Species acquisition, sequencing, analysis. Why, what, who, where? Go beyond the text to get a deeper understanding of biology. Coming soon. Get detailed updates on your favourite species like Bombus Bombus. Log in to your Dashboard to and click ‘edit your profile’ to follow.

Posted on September 14, 2021 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

The Winning Team of the Summer Term is the Code Crackers!

This term’s winning team in Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life is… 🥇 The Code Crackers, who write and use computer code to understand DNA code! 🧬👨‍💻 Over the Summer Term, the Code Crackers have received the most votes from the students! 🎉 Congratulations to the whole team! 🥳 The Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life trophy is on its way to you! 🏆✨ Sujai Kumar Kerstin Howe Lewis Stevens Marcela Uliano-Silva Jack Monaghan Chiara Bortoluzzi Students get a new vote every term, so… Who do you think should win Autumn term? Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life is taking a break from Thursday 15 July. We’ll be back on Monday 6 September after the Summer Holidays! Head to Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life. Look through the teams’ and scientists’ profiles. Use Ask to send them your questions, then Vote for your favourite! Choose wisely and don’t forget to … Continue reading

Posted on July 14, 2021 by modem in News | Tagged | 1 Comment

Genomics Lite: How have humans affected the evolution of malaria?

This Thursday, Genomics Lite is back! Genomics Lite is a webinar series running until 8 July. Each Thursday, scientists and researchers explore how genomics techniques and knowledge can be used in the fields of biodiversity and evolution. In Session 3, postdoctoral research fellow Petra Korlevic is exploring the history of malaria, and discussing the question: How have humans affected the evolution of malaria and mosquitoes? Session 3 takes place on 1 July from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Register here ❯ Petra works at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute, or EMBL-EDI for short. Her work sequencing a genus of the mosquito is contributing to the Darwin Tree of Life project. Attending Genomics Lite will give you further insight into genomics, biodiversity, and evolution. Put your questions to the experts and find out more about how genomics research contributes to understanding in the field. Broaden your biology knowledge, get the … Continue reading

Posted on June 28, 2021 by modjosie in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Watch Genome Generator’s Dr Michelle Strickland on Genomics Lite

Genomics Lite gives you further insight into genomics, biodiversity, and evolution from the people involved in the Darwin Tree of Life project. In Session 2, Dr Michelle Strickland, a research and development scientist from Genome Generators, will be discussing sequencing the genomes of old and new samples. Michelle will share how she hopes to improve methods to extract high quality DNA from a range of organisms being studied in the Darwin Tree of Life. Session 2 is on Thursday 24 June, 4.30pm-5.30pm. Reserve your place ❯ Put your questions to the experts and find out more about how genomics research contributes to understanding in the field. This is a great way to broaden your biology knowledge, learn about modern scientific practices, and it might help if you’re undertaking an EPQ. The sessions will run every Thursday until 8 July, with a new topic each week. Students who attend 2 or … Continue reading

Posted on June 21, 2021 by modjosie in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tune in: The Genomics Lite webinars start tonight!

You’re invited to attend a series of live webinars this month, all about genomics, biodiversity, and the Darwin Tree of Life project! Each Thursday at 4.30pm, researchers from the Darwin Tree of Life project will explore a different field in biology on Genomics Lite. Go beyond Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life; put your questions to the experts and find out more about how genomics research contributes to understanding in the field. The first event is on Thursday 17 June, 4.30pm-5.30pm. Reserve your place ❯ In the first session, you can hear about cutting-edge research and put questions to Dr Marcela Uliano-Silva, a bioinformatician working at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. She’ll be exploring how studying and comparing organisms of different species gives us an insight into their evolution. This series runs each week until Thursday 8 July, with a new topic each week. See what future Genomics Lite talks will … Continue reading

Posted on June 17, 2021 by modjosie in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life: What’s coming up this term

Thanks for joining us at Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life! There are now 28 schools taking part in Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life, so you’re a card-carrying member of an exclusive club 🦠 ⭐ Coming up this term: ⭐ Live Chats will take place with scientists from our teams every Monday at 1pm, and Wednesday at 4pm. Take part in a live Chat ❯ You can now follow your favourite teams! We’re adding new ways to stay up-to-date. Head to your favourite teams’ profiles and you can see their latest updates in the sidebar: Take part in the quiz and win £10! Every 2 weeks, get the most correct answers and you could win a £10 voucher! Take this week’s quiz ❯💡 Tip: All of the answers to the quiz can be found around Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life. Here’s how to ace the quiz and be … Continue reading

Posted on April 28, 2021 by modjosie in News | Leave a comment