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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News

2018-04-09
Our Ethology as a Physical Science review is out in Nature Physics today.

2017-12-15
Kezhi's paper on using recurrent neural networks to predict worm behaviour got the best paper award at the WNIP workshop at NIPS 2017. Congrats to Kezhi!

2017-11-17
New review on studying behaviour as a physical science is up on bioRxiv. Great collaboration with Ben de Bivort from Harvard.

2017-09-05
Ida Barlow started today as the first postdoc on the ERC grant. She'll use her experience of behavioural phenotyping in zebrafish in Jason Rihel's lab at UCL to look for neuroactive drugs in C. elegans and then to use the database of behavioural responses she'll generate to predict compound mechanisms of action.

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.

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