Each 'bird's nest' in the image a single worm's trajectory through the shape space defined by three eigenworms (colour indicates position in the fourth dimension).

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The Behavioural Genomics group is in the Integrative Biology section at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences. We're based in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London.

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2016-09-05
Two new papers are out in print this week. One from Bertie on dimensionality reduction and one from a collaboration with Alex Gomez-Marin and Greg Stephens on using data compression to study behavioural sequences.

2016-06-01
We have two undergraduate students visiting the lab this summer. Welcome to Neil Wright and Fu Xiang Quah! Neil's going to extend Avelino's multiworm tracker to work with fish, and Fu Xiang is going to continue work on the egg laying data.

2016-04-04
Welcome to Serena Ding, who joined the lab today! Serena recently finished her PhD in Alison Woollard’s lab at Oxford is going to be working on aggregation behaviour in a collaboration with Robert Endres and Linus Schumacher.

2016-04-04
Welcome to Serena Ding, who joined the lab today! Serena recently finished her PhD in Alison Woollard’s lab at Oxford is going to be working on aggregation behaviour in a collaboration with Robert Endres and Linus Schumacher.

2015-10-19
A follow-up on our first syntax paper is up on bioRxiv. We use a hierarchical compression algorithm to look for patterns and “patterns of patterns" á la Dawkins. The code's on GitHub.

2015-08-21
The syntax paper's now out in PLOS Comp Bio. And the code's on GitHub.

2015-07-25
Congrats to Céline Martineau on her IBRO short stay fellowship! Céline will join us for a month from Ellen Nollen's group in Groningen to analyse a great set of data she's collected on ageing worms.

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