Lab News, Hot off the press!

New paper out!!! Our beloved volcanic earthworms!!!

Posted on 10 October 2013 by Pete

Living on a volcano’s edge: genetic isolation of an extremophile terrestrial metazoan A description by Luis of the study which has been published by the group this week. Read the full paper here! The study of populations of soil organisms living near active geothermal vents provides an unusual opportunity to understand the aspects of their population structure and
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Publication: Living on a volcano’s edge: genetic isolation of an extremophile terrestrial metazoan

Posted on 9 October 2013 by Pete

L Cunha1,2, R Montiel3, M Novo1, P Orozco-terWengel1, A Rodrigues4, A J Morgan1and P Kille1 Heredity advance online publication 18 September 2013; doi: 10.1038/hdy.2013.84 Abstract Communities of organisms inhabiting extreme terrestrial environments provide a unique opportunity to study evolutionary forces that drive population structure and genetic diversity under the combined challenges posed by multiple geogenic stressors. High abundance of an invasive pantropical
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How many scientists does it take to change a freezer?

Posted on 4 October 2013 by Pete

We walked into a slight (total) freezer failure this morning with one of our -70°C freezers totally powered off. So it was a quick rush to transfer into backup freezers dotted around the university. Luckily, Gonçalo had the forethought to take a photo of us ploughing through the crowds laden with rapidly thawing samples. We’ll
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The Kille-Morgan lab site is moving house!

Posted on 30 July 2013 by Pete

We’re doing a test migration over to the new Cardiff University Blogs infrastructure which you can find at Everything should be found at both sites for the time being. If you come across anything out of whack, please let me know by commenting on a page or emailing daniel.antony.pass [AT] Thanks!
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1 year old today!

Posted on 11 July 2013 by Pete

The Kille-Morgan lab website and blog is one year old. We’ll keep reporting what we’re doing and what projects we are upto as we can. If you want to get updates via twitter, add @killemorganlab too! Regards to all readers, The Prof. Kille and Prof. Morgan lab group!
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Final Stretch

Posted on 24 June 2013 by Pete

This is Ashley here with a final report before the end of this visit. Looking back over the last five days here it’s hard to believe how much data we’ve acquired. We certainly have stormed through data acquisition. In part due to not encountering another four and a half hour “stored beam has been lost”
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