A training event on Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) for the South Asia Nitrogen Hub (SANH)

In the week of 7th-11th of June 2021 Aberdeen partners delivered a planned training event called SANH BAAP GWAS Training Workshop. It ran for four hours every day for a week and was attended by 25 trainees and three trainers.

SANH is a £17M GCRF project funded by UKRI with…

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Fieldwork is good fun, especially when in the Scottish mountains!

The title of our project was “Patterns and drivers of change in the alpine plant communities of Creag Meagaidh NNR”. This meant we were looking at how the plant communities of this mountain range have changed in relation to climate change, deer grazing, and nitrogen deposition. We used information from…

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Q1: Why is doing field work like baking a cake?

A university field-course when students are in different places.

Q2: What do you do if you are a school of biological sciences which prides itself on the range of field courses on offer and a pandemic strikes and all group activities have to stop? We’re certainly not alone in struggling…

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3 things I learnt during a PhD internship

For the last three months, as part of my EASTBIO PhD experience, I got to undertake a UKRI policy internship at the Department for Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), where I had the opportunity to lead on the G7 Chief Veterinary Officer meeting as part of the UKs G7…

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Reflections on Pride Month from Fabio Manfredini

June is Pride Month in many parts of the world, a yearly reminder of the importance of celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion in all its forms. Pride celebrations started as a result of the Stonewall riots (June 1969) to acknowledge and remember the struggles that the LGBTQ+ community experienced in…

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