Kate Rawlinson

Kate Rawlinson

Dept. Zoology, University of Cambridge/ Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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Published on Sep 05, 2019

September 2019 - AEFW life cycle paper - out now!

September 2019 - AEFW life cycle paper - out now!The Life Cycle of the AEFW and the effect of temperature on development rate and numbers.Here, at last, is our paper on the life cycle of the AEFW....

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Published on Jan 10, 2018

January 2018 - research up-date and introducing a new member of the team

January 2018 - research up-date and introducing a new member of the teamDr Jessica Goodheart (University of California, Santa Barbara), our newest member of the team (see her bio in the ‘team’ sect...

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Published on Oct 06, 2016

Up-date on AEFW experiments at AIMS.

Two weeks in and we’re up to our eyeballs in AEFW eggs and hatchlings!We’re running experiments to see the effects of temperature on AEFW development; time to hatching, hatching success and develop...

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Published on Sep 22, 2016

Hello from the Australian Institute of Marine Science!

AIMS is Australia’s tropical marine research agency, and the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim) here is a world-class marine research aquarium facility for tropical marine organisms in...

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Published on Sep 12, 2016

Collaborative visit to Australian Institute of Marine Science coming up……

Cat and I are going to visit our collaborators at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville, Queensland, for 22 days of AEFW ex...

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Published on Aug 03, 2016

New collaboration started with James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

We are very excited to announce a new collaboration with a team of scientists from James Cook University (JCU) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Townsville, Queensland. The tea...

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Published on Jun 27, 2016

AEFW experiments - June 2016

Cat has had a very busy 6 months running two experiments; the ‘AEFW die-out experiment’ and a ‘Bio-control experiment, see the summaries below. She is also rebuilding the AEFW populations to contin...

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Published on Dec 04, 2015

December Lab Note

Hello,Cat has spent the last three months building up the two AEFW tanks after the worm die off this summer.She now has two good populations of AEFW and we are ready to resume the life cycle experi...

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Published on Aug 27, 2015

Summer news from the AEFW tank.... a 'happy' accident?

Cat has had an frustrating, but potentially exciting, time of late. The currently planned AEFW life cycle experiments have been delayed because of that, but this delay may prove to be amazing.She h...

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It is a dream lab in every respect and especially for this AEFW project! The people and technology running this place are incredible. There are worms and corals just off-shore, and the husbandry expertise and facilities here to culture them in large numbers. We look forward to bringing you new...more
Reply to:Marc LevensonMarc Levenson
We're working on it Marc and will keep you posted throughout the trip........ nearly there ... sitting in Abu Dhabi airport!
Reply to:Pete OrsaeoPete Orsaeo
Hi Pete, Thanks for making contact, send me an e-mail (kr413@cam.ac.uk) and I'll tell you where things stand. Cat wants to know if you can send her some of your AEFW to restock her tanks too! Best wishes, Kate
Reply to:Pete OrsaeoPete Orsaeo
Hi Pete, Thanks for all your questions, I'll attempt to answer as many as possible. I'm afraid I don't have a very accurate timeframe for them reaching sexual maturity/ ~4mm in length. We haven't carried out this experiment yet, but other polyclad flatworms I've worked on can reach maturity withi...more
Reply to:Marc LevensonMarc Levenson
Not yet Marc, do you know where we can find some?!
Hi Lance, Thanks for the message and for offering more help from the hobbyist community, sorry it’s taken me a while to get back to you. Yes, fieldwork to understand the AEFW in the wild and to look for its natural predators is the next step. However for the moment we’re concentrating on un...more