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30 June 2017 - BIO Retain the John Innes Centre Football Tournament Cup

The BIO staff & postgraduate football team, captained by Tamas, have retained the John Innes Centre Football Tournament title for a second year! BIO have only taken part in the tournament twice and both times have become champions. The final this year was an exact replicate of the previous year, beating Earlham Institute 3-2 in a fierce game that saw BIO 2-1 down at half time. BIO now remain unbeaten in 11 games! The team this year was Tamas Dalmay (c), Darrell Green (Dalmay lab), Ethan Drury (Rowley lab), Stuart Nayar (Hajihosseini lab), Jon Todd (Todd lab) and Abdullah Alghamdi (Robinson lab).

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The Dalmay Lab


The Dalmay lab is a good mix of international postdocs and students from the School of Biological Sciences, Norwich Medical School and School of Computing Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. We use molecular techniques to study small RNAs that regulate the expression of protein coding genes. Our research involves a variety of species including both plants and animals. Most projects involve a strong bioinformatics component. Please take a look around our site to find out who works in our group, the research we do and the papers we have published. 

1 February 2016 - International Small RNA Meeting at UEA

We are pleased to host an international meeting on small RNA biology on Wednesday 29 June. Registration is free and plenary speaker is Professor Sir David Baulcombe. Please visit the website for more information:

6 November 2015 - Review Paper on Heredity Podcast

A recent review paper by our group (Green et al 2015) was discussed in this month's Heredity podcast. Our collaborator Professor Tracey Chapman is interviewed regarding the review:

16 May 2016 - Pint of Science Festival 

Martina Billmeier and Darrell Green from our group will be at this year's Pint of Science Festival in Norwich. Martina is a co-organiser for the festival and Darrell will give a talk at the Big C sponsored cancer event. For more information and for tickets, please visit 

13 - 16 September 2017 - Non-Coding Genome Conference 

Two of our PhD students, Martina and Rocky, are at this year's Non-Coding Genome Conference hosted by EMBO in Heidelberg, Germany. Both are presenting posters on Y RNA cleavage and miRNA turnover mechanisms. Be sure to say hi and take a look at their work! 

5 December 2017 - Second Place Award for "Best Talk" 

Well done to our PhD student Martina who won the second place prize for "Best Talk" at the BIO Postgraduate Research Conference. Her talk was on "Sequence and structural requirements for Y RNA cleavage" and won her £150 in cash!

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