Lidia Mateo, undergraduate student from UPF Human Biology degree, and scientific collaborator at Evolutionary and Functional Genomics Lab, wins one of the 10 fellowships to present her research in one of the most prestigious worldwide Conferences in molecur Biology and Evolution in Chicago (EUA) this summer. Interview to Lidia Mateo
Past Thursday 25th May took place the CAF-Elhuyar Scientific Dissemination Awards 2012 Ceremony in the town of Usurbil, in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa. The prize of the best dissemination article based on the PhD thesis was for Isabel Mendizabal from the IBE, for her work "Ijitoen jatorria, DNAn islatua" (The origin of the Gypsies, reflected in DNA).
SCIENTIFIC NEWS: Field study for the conservation of the Reptiles of Oman: expedition Spring 2013
IBE Researchers from Salvador Carranza's Group, in collaboration with Omani authorities, have just launched an unprecedented field exploration in Oman, with the goal of describing several new species and mapping all the reptile diversity of the country. For more information, visit: www.omanherpetology.org
SCIENTIFIC NEWS: Digital ID for Higher primates
IBE researchers, leadered by T.Marqués-Bonet, work together with Fundació Zoo de Barcelona on a genetic "kit" to identify the procedence of gorillas, ximpanzees and orangutans in order to preserve genetic variability in captive conditions and fight against illegal animal traffic. Read more
Scientific news: bantam miRNA Promotes Systemic Growth by Connecting Insulin Signaling and Ecdysone Production
A study recently published in Current Biology conducted on the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, by the IRB (Institute for Research in Biomedicine) research group led by Marco Milán with the collaboration of the IBE group led by David Martín, identifies bantam microRNA as the critical factor that mediates the crosstalk between ecdysone and insulin in controlling growth and body size during the development of the fly.
Selected picture in Fotciencia10
Picture entitled "Arlekin" by Alba Herráiz has been one of the 49 selected pictures of the printed edition of Fotciencia10. The picture represents three ovariols of Blatella germanica. Microscope Zeiss Axio imager 5x.
"La Ciència Al Teu Món" an outreach Project for an Open, Plural and Competitive Society
If you are a ESO student in Catalonia, you are still on time!
Participate and win!!: http://lacienciaalteumon.cat/