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Finding life in every drop of water

“If we really want to understand life, and the way that we function, we need to understand how protists fit into our lives and fit into evolution.” – Dr Sally Warring Dr Sally Warring, a member of the Perfect Protists team, recently appeared in a video by BBC Earth talking about her work, and the Darwin Tree of Life project. View Dr Sally Warring’s appearance on BBC Earth:  Ask Sally Warring a question Ask Sally Warring a question Ask This Question!

Posted on April 8, 2021 by modjosie in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Successful full genome sequencing of three bumblebee species

Dr Liam Crowley, a postdoctoral field biologist at the University of Oxford who is a member of the Woodland Wonders team, writes about the importance of sequencing the genomes of bumblebees, and which species were sequenced. Continue reading

Posted on March 26, 2021 by modjosie in News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

🧬 The starting point

This month, we’re kicking off Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life! What’s this all about? The Darwin Tree of Life project is sequencing the genomes of all 60,000 species of eukaryotic organisms in Britain and Ireland. Meet scientists and researchers from the institutions involved in making it possible. Ask the questions you’re curious about. Develop your independent research and study skills before you head to university. You can get a behind-the-scenes look at a cutting-edge science project that hopes to transform the way we do biology, conservation and biotechnology. Take part in a live Chat On Monday 15 March at 1pm, take part in the very first live Chat with some of the teams involved in making the Darwin Tree of Life project happen. Whether you want to check in on progress, learn how you get involved in big projects, or have any other burning questions – this is the place. … Continue reading

Posted on March 9, 2021 by modjosie in News | Leave a comment