IBE participates in MedBioinformatics
3.5M euros to develop bioinformatics tools that facilitate translational research and personalized medicine in oncology and neuropsychiatry. The applications that will be developed in the MedBioinformatics project will focus on oncology and neuropsychiatry, which have a big impact on the health and welfare of the population.
IBE hosts the 2015 EMBO Young Investigator Meeting
The annual EMBO Young Investigator Meeting provides a forum for the members of the programme to network and exchange ideas. Young Investigators present their research and informal discussions give the opportunity to exchange ideas on scientific or general interest topics.
IBE offers 2 JAE fellowships
The fellowships are directed to Master students and are tenable for 2 consecutive months (September-October or October-November 2015). Find us in the área "Biología y biomedicina" and "Recursos Naturales" areas. Deadline for applications is 25th May.
Great tit: urban vs forest birds
Urban birds took significantly less time to approach novel objects than the forest birds. Ref. Art.: Riyahi S, Sánchez-Delgado M, Calafell F, Monk D, Senar JC (2015). Combined epigenetic and intraspecific variation of the DRD4 and SERT genes influence novelty seeking behavior in great tit Parus major. Epigenetics
Origin, conservation and diversification of IP3R
The study provides an evolutionary framework of two of the major Ca2+ channels, IP3 receptors and ryanodine receptors. Ref. Art.: Alzayady KJ, Sebé-Pedrós A, [...], Ruiz-Trillo I, Yule DI (2015). Tracing the Evolutionary History of IP3R: Insights from Analyses of Capsaspora owczarzaki Ca2+ Release Channel Orthologs. Molecular Biology and Evolution
BEE DEVICES and other curious observations
Opening event on the 7th of May at 18.00h at the Hall of CMIMA - Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta 39-47; 08003 Barcelona. Beverages will be served during the event and we will be offered a welcome discourse by Anna Omedes, director of the Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona.
Re-inventing ancient human DNA
Review about how recent technological improvements have rapidly transformed ancient human DNA research from a highly controversial subject to a central component of modern anthropological research. Ref. Art.: Re-inventing ancient human DNA (2015). Knapp M, Lalueza-Fox C, and Hofreiter M. Investigative Genetics
Mathematical model for genetically-driven Red Queen dynamics
A deep investigation of the chaotic regime. Ref. Art.: Duarte J, Rodrigues C, Januario C, Martins N, and Sardanyes J (2015). How complex, probable, and predictable is genetically driven Red Queen chaos?. Acta Biotheoretica
Structural Determinants of Criticality in Biological Networks
New review discusses recent studies on the criticality of neuronal and genetic networks, and the implications of network theory when assessing the evolutionary features of criticality. Ref. Art.: Valverde S et al (2015). Structural Determinants of Criticality in Biological Networks. Frontiers in Physiology
CEXS-UPF: The Department of Experimental and Health Sciences has been recognized as a "Maria de Maeztu" Excellence Unit by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
The Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) includes 8 laboratories of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC - UPF).