AURDM Seminar Thursday 13 April

Fertile Ground Seminar Series

Title: Sperm in the Fast Lane: birds, balls and BrdU
Speaker: Dr Alexander Ball (Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield)
Venue: Ian Cooke Lecture Theatre, Level 4, The Jessop Wing
Date and Time:  Thursday 13 April 1230-1330

Dr Alex Ball is an evolutionary biologist focussing on understand the selection pressures and evolutionary history that has led to the diversity in sperm traits we see today.  He uses both field and laboratory techniques in behavioural and molecular ecology to understand the interplay between genetics and mating system behaviour.  Hopefully this work will prove informative for captive breeding programmes in the future.

If you would like to arrange to meet with Dr Ball please contact: Sarah Calvert s.j.calvert@sheffield.ac.uk