‘Through invertebrate eyes: genetic diversity in complex environments’




Steve Jones

(UCL Biology)


Abstract: The recent discovery through the sequencing of a diploid human (otherwise known as Craig Venter) has revealed vast amounts of diversity at the molecular level: perhaps five times as much as was thought just a few weeks ago. At least in some species we are now beginning to see a fit between genetic polymorphism, individual perception of ecological stress, and habitat diversity. I will talk about some of our research on these topics in snails and in Drosophila – but I am not going to be able to explain why Professor Venter is so heterozygous.


Date: 9th October 2007, at 18.00

Location: Christopher Ingold Auditorium, UCL