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  • Data 03-07-2015
    In memoriam: Margarita Metallinou
    Margarita was MSc student at IBE (2008-09), and Phd student (2009-13).She was always enthusiastic towards scientific challenges and created a stimulating atmosphere around her. She passed away on 2nd July 2015 in an unfortunated accident while doing research in Zambia. Although she is not anymore among us, her memories will live on.

  • Data 25-06-2015
    XV Jornada de Biologia Evolutiva
    Dimarts, 23 de juny, la Secció de Biologia Evolutiva de la Societat Catalana de Biologia (SCB), filial de l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans, va reunir a Barcelona una norantena d’investigadors amb motiu de la celebració de la quinzena edició d’una de les jornades científiques amb més tradició i seguiment de la SCB: la de biologia evolutiva.

  • Data 19-06-2015
    DNA regions may evolve differently
    The  adaptive  history  of  coding  and  noncoding  sequences seems to be decoupled. Ref. Art.: Santpere G, Carnero-Montoro E, [7 authors], Navarro A, and Bosch E (2015). Analysis of Five Gene Sets in Chimpanzees Suggests Decoupling between the Action of Selection on Protein-Coding and on Noncoding Elements. Genome Biol Evol

  • Data 12-06-2015
    Chasing butterflies in Southern Italy
    Last week, Roger Vila and colleagues from IBE (CSIC-UPF), travelled across gorgeous italian landscapes to study and collect butterflies, in order to discover and describe their still largely unknown diversity. The trip was part of the Butterfly Week, a research initiative that involves researchers and citizens.

  • Data 11-06-2015
    Populations in eastern Africa have a very rich genetic diversity
    They found a common origin for most Nilo-Saharan speaking groups. Ref. Art.: Dobon B, Hassan HY, Laayouni H, [5 autors], Comas D, Netea MG, and Bertranpetit J (2015). The genetics of East African populations: a Nilo-Saharan component in the African genetic landscape. Scientific Reports

  • Data 11-06-2015
    Gerard Talavera expedition in Chad featured at National Geographic
    "Collecting Butterflies in Chad", a picture of Gerard Talavera collecting butterflies in Chad and taken by Roger Vila, has been featured in the section "Explorer Moment of the Day" of National Geographic.

  • Data 09-06-2015
    Cockroaches can help us understand developmental processes
    Scientist have studied the EGFR signaling pathway in the ovaries of cockroaches. Ref. Art.: Elshaer N, and Piulachs, MD. (2015) Crosstalk of EGFR signalling with Notch & Hippo pathways to regulate cell specification, migration & proliferation in cockroach panoistic ovaries. Biology of the Cell

  • Data 02-06-2015
    Origin and evolution of lysyl oxidases
    New study provides a taxon-wide evolutionary analysis of LOX, a key enzyme in for the extracellular matrix. Scientists show that LOXs have a pre-animal ancestry, being present already in archaea and bacteria. Ref. Art.: Grau-Bové, X., Ruiz-Trillo, I., Rodriguez-Pascual, E. (2015). Origin and evolution of lysyl oxidases. Scientific Reports.

  • Data 29-05-2015
    Robots that have evolved their own language
    Luc Steels conducted the first large-scale experiment that entailed communication between humans and robots. Now, publishes The Talking Heads Experiment: origins of words and meanings, the book that describes in detail the results of the experiment.

  • Data 28-05-2015
    When Red Natura it is not enough
    Scientists found no differences in the levels of representation between protected species and those which are not. Ref.Art.: Lison F, Sanchez-Fernandez D, and Calvo JF (2015). Are species listed in the Annex II of the Habitats Directive better represented in Natura 2000 network than the remaining species? A test using Spanish bats. Biodiversity and Conservation

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