Don’t remember much from high school biology? What you do remember seems light-years behind where biology is today?
Join us as we go through Herron & Freeman's Evolutionary Analysis (https://www.amazon.ca/Evolutionary-Analysis-5th-Jon-Herron/dp/0321616677/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461334313&sr=8-1&keywords=Evolutionary+Analysis+%285th+Edition%29). We're going to be working through the book, working together to improve our knowledge of biology!
Every month, we read one chapter and discuss it at the meetup. This month is Chapter 3, "Evolution by Natural Selection". We will also be reviewing Chapter 1 & 2 (on HIV & Evolution Patterns) for people who are just joining the group / just bought the book; this is the third of three meetups on the intro chapters. We will be answering the questions at the end of the chapter as a group; that's the main activity of the meetup. If you haven't read the chapter, you're still welcome to attend and learn with us!
We also pick a recent scientific article to talk about, for this month we've picked
And we also have a general wide-ranging discussion of molecular biology / synthetic biology / DIYbio in the news. The article for this month is by Lamb, T. D., S. P. Collin, and E. N. J. Pugh. 2007. "Evolution of the vertebrate eye: Opsins, photoreceptors, retina and eye cup (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3143066/)." Nature Reviews: Neuroscience 8: 960–976.