Barbara Mable

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Hosted seminar speaker Professor Barbara Mable. Professor Mable spoke about her role as new Editor-in-Chief of Heredity.
Biography: Barbara Mable is currently Professor of Evolutionary Genetics in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow. She completed an MSc in Zoology at the University of Guelph and a Phd in Zoology at the University of Texas at Austin, both focused on the evolution of polyploidy in frogs. She then did postdocs at the University of British Columbia (on the evolution of ploidy levels in yeast) and the University of Edinburgh (on the evolution of gene families controlling self-incompatibility in plants). After returning to the University of Guelph for four years as an Assistant Professor, she moved to Glasgow on a Natural Environment Research Council Advanced Research Fellowship in 2004. She was promoted to Reader in 2011 and Professor in 2014. Her current work is focused predominantly on gene families associated with adaptation, in a wide range of organisms. However, she also works on the evolution of resistance, and the importance of genetic diversity for conservation and host-pathogen-vector interactions. 
Aims and scope of Heredity: Heredity is the official journal of the Genetics Society. It covers a broad range of topics within the field of genetics and therefore papers must address conceptual or applied issues of interest to the journal's wide readership. The focus should thus be on broad general lessons that can be extended across systems. The journal particularly encourages submissions in the following areas:· population genetics/ genomics· functional genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and proteomics· epigenetics· ecological genetics· evolutionary genetics· quantitative genetics· adaptation genomics· crop and livestock genetics/ genomics
Period6 Jun 2017
Visiting fromUniversity of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
CountryUnited Kingdom