Month: December 2017

I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here - 25 Genomes

We let the public decide five of our species….

5,000 people participated and there were over 150,000 page views – and 5 winners

Big data for mosquito control

20.12.17 Alistair Miles explains how the Anopheles gambiae 1000 Genomes project is helping to understand the evolution and spread of insecticide resistance in mosquitos across Africa, supporting the campaign to eliminate malaria.

Giant Hogweed - one of the 25 genomes being read by the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Image credit: Appaloosa, Wikimedia Commons

Giant Hogweed sampling, a retrospective

Armed with a mobile phone, 4G signal, orange protective gloves, a tyvek suit, face shield and Google Maps, Dan Mead went in search of an elusive species

About spiders (specifically the Fen Raft spider, Dolomedes plantarius) and where to get them from.

Concerning spiders, and where to find them

Dan Mead, our 25 Genomes Project Coordinator, is on the search for spiders that like to walk on water

Life in the fast lane: rapid reproduction in malaria parasites

1.12.17 Brandon Invergo investigates how quickly malaria parasites can prepare to sexually reproduce once they are picked up by a mosquito.