Olson Lab

Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD United Kingdom

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Please check here for new job openings in the Olson Lab


POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS


Other than grant-funded positions in the lab, there are many independent postdoctoral research fellowship schemes in the UK, EU and in home countries. Current post-docs and finishing PhDs are encouraged look into funding schemes from the following bodies:

BBSRC
NERC
The Royal Society
The Wellcome Trust
Marie Curie (EU)
The Marshall Aid Commission (for US citizens)

To discuss postdoctoral opportunities, please contact Pete Olson

For current post-docs, see
PEOPLE


POST-GRADUATES


Although the NHM does not itself confer academic degrees, we partner with leading UK universities to direct PhD students who may conduct their research primarily at the NHM. Funding opportunities change from year to year; consult the NHM website for current schemes.

Research-based MSc/MRes project student placements in the Olson Lab are available annually through the following London-based academic programmes:

MSc in Reproductive & Development Biology
Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London
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MRes in Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation
University College London / Natural History Museum / Zoological Society of London
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MRes in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation
Imperial College, London
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MRes in BioSystematics
Imperial College and Natural History Museum
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To discuss PhD and MRes opportunities, please contact Pete Olson

For current and former post-grads, see
PEOPLE


COLLABORATORATION


We are always interested in hearing from people with shared interests. Please contact Pete Olson

See also International Travel Grants via The Royal Society


VISITING SCIENTISTS



Interested in utilizing Museum collections & research facilities?

Check out funding oppurtunities for EU scientists via
Synthesys:



See also International Travel Grants via The Royal Society

We are always interested in hearing from people with shared interests. Please contact Pete Olson

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VOLUNTEERS

The NHM hosts many volunteers, as well as work experience and work placement assistants who gain access and experience in a diversity of ways through working at the NHM. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact us via the NHM

For current volunteers in our lab, see
PEOPLE

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Olson PD, J Hughes and JA Cotton. 2016.
Next Generation Systematics. Cambridge University Press 356 p. PUBLICATIONS

Koziol et al. 2016.
Comparative analysis of Wnt expression identifies a highly conserved developmental transition in flatworms. BMC Biology PUBLICATIONS

Muehlenbachs et al. 2015.
Malignant transformation of Hymenolepis nana in a human host. New England Journal of Medicine PUBLICATIONS

NEWS

4th European Meeting on Planarian Biology, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Catalonia, Spain, 25-27 September

ISOMORPHOLOGY: An introduction to the art and science of Gemma Anderson

READ Alessandro Minelli’s commentary “The tapeworm’s elusive antero-posterior polarity” regarding our work published in BMC Biology.

BBC, NPR television and radio interviews regarding New England Journal of Medicine publication: “How did man die of cancer from a tapeworm?

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Available Now! Next Generation Systematics 2016. PD Olson, J Hughes and JA Cotton (ed.). Cambridge University Press
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Now Accepting Submissions: "Planarians to Parasitism: Evolution, Development and Stem Cells in Flatworms" Special EvoDevo + Parasites & Vectors Thematic Volume READ