Professor Alastair Wilson
Professor of Evolutionary Biology

External responsibilities

Committee/panel activities

Public engagement

Expert contributor for “Ask a Biologist” ( since 2006.

Media coverage of my research in print and on radio (including ABC, BBC, Channel 4, Glasgow Daily Record, Guardian, New Scientist, Sydney Morning Herald, Telegraph, Times of India).

Organising Committee member, SBS contribution to Edinburgh International Science Festival (2005-2007).

Editorial responsibilities

BMC Evolutionary Biology (associate editor, 2011-present)

Journal of Evolutionary Biology (reviewing editor, 2009-2012)

Molecular Ecology (special topics editor, 2008-2010)

Reviewing of grant applications for UK and overseas funding agencies (e.g., NERC, Leverhulme Trust, NSERC Canada) and manuscripts for numerous peer reviewed journals.

Invited lectures

Over 40 invited research seminars and conference talks given since 2002

Invited speaker at 2013 Annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology (Valencia, July 2013)

Plenary speaker at 4th International Conference on Quantitative Genetics (Edinburgh, June 2012)

Invited speaker UK-China-Netherlands Frontiers of Science Symposium (Beijing, November 2009)

Invited symposium organiser at 2009 Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (Turin, August 2009)

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