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EGI joins forces with BBC Winterwatch for latest series

BBC Winterwatch will return for 2014 on the evenings of Monday 20 to Thursday 24 January, featuring several studies from the EGI. The programme will include a visit to Wytham Woods featuring Lucy Aplin‘s experiments investigating social dynamics of information transmission in wild great tits. The BBC Winterwatch team and Damien Farine will also team up to investigate the foraging strategies of birds by conducting a large-scale citizen-science experiment over 3 nights and include additional features broadcast live on BBC red button and online.

New Year's Honours: Professor Marian Dawkins

Professor Marian Dawkins has been awarded a CBE for services to animal welfare, in the 2014 New Year's Honours List. It is a superb and richly deserved honour, and recognizes Marian's spectacular and far-reaching contributions to the subject.

Research News

A study published in Current Biology by Gkikas Magiorkinis and colleagues has shown that endogenous retroviruses that were initially found to exist exclusively in Neanderthals and Denisovans, can be found in modern humans.

New platform to map infectious diseases

Thanks to a $1.5M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a consortium led by Professor Simon Hay of the Spatial Ecology & Epidemiology Group at the University of Oxford will build a new platform to model and continually update the geographical distribution of infectious diseases globally.

Professor Simon Hay awarded Bailey K. Ashford Medal

Professor Simon Hay has been awarded the Bailey K. Ashford Medal for 2013 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) for distinguished work in tropical medicine.