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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2017-03-22
New paper out today in Physical Biology ([Abstract] [pdf]) with Eric Keaveney from Imperial. A linear friction model works well to predict a worm's path from looking only at its sequence of body postures. Interestingly, it looks like wild isolates move more efficiently (that is, with less slip) than laboratory strains.

2016-10-03
Priyanka Shrestha has joined the lab as a technician. In addition to being a massive help to pretty much everyone, she's taking the lead on screening genetically diverse strains from the C. elegans Natural Diversity Resource and the Million Mutations Project.

2016-10-01
Adam McDermott-Rouse starts as a PhD student this month. Adam's funded by a 4-year BBSRC CASE studentship. He's going to be predicting pesticide modes of action using quantitative phenotypic data in collaboration with scientists at Syngenta.

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.

2016-08-24
ERC starting grant awarded! We'll use this to find neuro-active drug cocktails using worm behaviour as a guide.

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.

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