DOCTORAL THESIS DEFENSE: MARC HABER
PhD Student: Marc Haber
Title:"Study of human genetic diversity. Interferences on population origin and history"
Thesis Director: David Comas
Institution & Date: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, December 5
Place and time: Sala Marie Curie PRBB, 11.00 h
DOCTORAL THESIS DEFENSE: ENRIC UREÑA
PhD Student: Enric Ureña
Title: reglació de la metamorfosi en insects hemimetàbols I holometàbols. Caracterització functional del gen E93 I del process de sumoilació
Thesis Director: David Martín
Institution & Date: 5 th Dec 2013 Aula de graus, facultat de Biologia, UB
The increasing complexity of transcription factors made the evolution of living organisms possible
Researchers leaded by the ICREA professor Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, from Institute of Evolutionay Biology (CSIC-UPF), reveal that increasing complexity of transcription factors is an essential factor in the evolution process of living organisms. Specially concerning the evolution from unicellular to pluricellular organisms. Results of the stuy were published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Ref article: Transcription factor evolution in eukaryotes and the assembly of the regulatory toolkit in multicellular lineages. Alex de Mendoza, Arnau Sebé-Pedrós, Martin Sebastijan Šestak, Marija Matejčić, Guifré Torruella,Tomislav Domazet-Lošo, and Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo. PNAS 2013 ; published ahead of print November 25, 2013, doi:10.1073/pnas.1311818110.
Tomàs Marqués-Bonet joins the network of EMBO Young Investigators
EMBO announced on the past 6th November the selection of 23 young researchers as EMBO Young Investigators. ICREA and IBE researcher Tomàs Màrques-Bonet is one of the only three awarded scientists working on Spanish centres, All of them in Catalonia and two of them belonging to Universitat Pompeu Fabra group. The other two awarded scientists are Pedro Carvalho (CRG) and Melike Lakadamyali from ICFO.
Researchers will receive 15.000 € during three years to suport their research.
Congratulations to all of them!
SCIENTIFIC NEWS: "CISA2013 Student Awards"
Joan Garcia-Porta, predoctoral researcher at S. Carranza's lab won "the best oral presentation" award on the 2nd Iberian Congress of Biological Systematics (CISA2013) held in Barcelona last 25th to 27th September 2013 with the talk: "Testing the "island effect" on the tempo and mode of phenotypic evolution: insights from the Afro-Arabian and Socotran Hemidactylus geckos".
On her side Ana Rodríguez, predoctoral Researcher at J. Castresana's lab won the prize on the best poster presentation with the work: "Inferring speciation processes and cytonuclear discordance by morphology and coalescent methods in two Iberian voles".
Congratulations to both of them!
SCIENTIFIC NEWS: Premi Consell Social UPF 2013 a la Qualitat en la Docència for Dra. Elena Bosch
Elena Bosch has been granted this year the " Premi Consell Social UPF 2013 a la Qualitat en la Docència". Dra Bosch teaches, among others, "Human evolution and health" at the UPF degrees of Medicine and Human Biology.
The awards ceremony will take place on 3rd October 2013, along the inaguration act of the academic year, in UPF auditorium in Campus Ciutadella.