Mathematical Biology Unit (Robert Sinclair)
23 Feb 2017 - 11:23
Professor Robert Sinclair at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and Professor Dennis Bamford and Dr. Janne Ravantti from the University of Helsinki have found...
Type: News Article
23 Feb 2017 - 11:11
23 Feb 2017 - 11:02
3D schematic of an adenovirus. Adenoviruses are medium-sized viruses with an icosahedral capsid containing a double stranded DNA genome. They cause a range of illnesses from the common cold and to...
17 Nov 2015 - 06:00
Mistakes Propelling Evolution As the 20th-century novelist Joseph Conrad famously wrote, “It’s only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose,” and Nature is very busy, so she makes lots...
Type: Press release
12 Nov 2015 - 19:12
Zebrafish are teleosts
12 Nov 2015 - 09:56
Dr Jun Inoue (left) and Prof. Robert Sinclair of OIST, whose paper with researchers from other Japanese institutions on teleost fishes genome, was published in the Proceedings of the National...
12 Nov 2015 - 09:51
A: Species tree showing major vertebrate groups and their evolutionary relationships. B: The comparison of genomes between two species with the coloured lines showing corresponding genes between...
12 Nov 2015 - 09:49
Relationships between representative animal lineages and three important whole genome duplication events. The aftermath of the teleost-specific whole genome duplication is the focus of this work.
7 Apr 2015 - 10:17
Patterns appearing on both the very large and very small scale are extremely rare, but researchers at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan have found a...
Type: News Article
6 Apr 2015 - 18:30
Two apparently unrelated systems on vastly different scales – fairy circles in the Namibian desert (left) and microscopic skin cells (right) – appear to share a similar pattern, which is very, very...
6 Apr 2015 - 16:52
Haozhe Zhang, a PhD student now at Iowa State University, and OIST Professor Robert Sinclair investigated the spatial patterns of Namibian fairy circles and skin cells when Zhang was a research...
5 Nov 2014 - 12:44
Professor Robert Sinclair illustrates one of his examples of a biological system (the fruit fly eye) which exhibits tendencies towards both deterministic and stochastic development, where the number...