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01.12.2014

Doctoral thesis Defense: Jesús Lozano

Title:" Mecanisme d'acció de l'Hormona Juvenil en la metamorfosi dels insectes"
Thesis Director: Xavier Bellés
Institution & Date: Universitat de Barcelona. December 4
Place and time: Aula de Graus,Facultat de Biologia  11.30 h.
28.11.2014

Announcement of Doctoral Thesis Defense: Jesús Lozano

Title:" Mecanisme d'acció de l'Hormona Juvenil en la metamorfosi dels insectes"
Thesis Director: Xavier Bellés
Institution & Date: Universitat de Barcelona. December 4th
Place and time: Aula de Graus,Facultat de Biologia  11.30 h.
25.11.2014

Population Genomics of Transposable Elements in Drosophila

Ref. Art. Barron et al. Population Genomics of Transposable Elements in Drosophila. 2014 .Annual Review of Genetics . Vol. 48: 561-581.DOI: 10.1146/annurev-genet-120213-092359
21.11.2014

Doctoral thesis Defense: Federico A. Sánchez Quinto

Title: " Addressing Neandertal evolutionary genetics at three different resoltuion levels: admixture with modern humans, demography and social structure"
Thesis Director: Carles Lalueza
University: Universitat Pompeu Fabrada
Date and place: Fri Nov 28, 2014 11am; Sala Josep Marull, Doctor aiguader 80
18.11.2014

A bottom-up characterization of transfer functions for synthetic biology designs: lessons from enzymology

Ref. Art. Carbonell-Ballestero M. et al. A bottom-up characterization of transfer functions for synthetic biology designs: lessons from enzymology. 2014.  Nucleic Acids Research. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku964 
18.11.2014

Balancing immunity and tolerance: genetic footprint of natural selection in the transcriptional regulatory region of HLA-G

Ref. Art. Gineau et al. 2014. Balancing immunity and tolerance: genetic footprint of natural selection in the transcriptional regulatory region of HLA-G. Genes and Immunity (2014), 1-14. doi: 10.1038/gene.2013.67. Epub 2013 Dec 19.
18.11.2014

How gaining resistance to pathogens in the past may influence inflammatory disease today

Ref. Art. Cenit MC, et al. 2014. Analysis of Ancestral and Functionally Relevant CD5 Variants in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients. PLoS ONE 9(11): e113090. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113090
17.11.2014

Cryptic matters: overlooked species generate most butterfly beta-diversity

This is a Forum paper in Ecography that intends to demonstrate (and hopefully foster the discussion on) the importance of including the cryptic diversity in ecological, biodiversity and biogeographic studies to avoid biased results. Cryptic species are frequently ignored in large-scale studies and monitoring programs. However, it is unknown if this could represent a bias extending beyond the number of missed species. 

11.11.2014

Discovered just before extinction? The first endemic ant from the Balearic Islands is endangered by climate change

It is not uncommon to think that mountain summits cannot host interesting biodiversity. In some cases, species can find their place in such inhospitable habitats. This is the story of the newly discovered ant species Lasius balearicus, the first endemic ant from the Balearic Islands.
03.11.2014

A role for Taiman in metamorphosis

Recently, the transcription factor Methoprene-tolerant (Met) has been reported to be the JH receptor in the context of insect metamorphosis. Further experiments in vitro suggested that Met did not act alone as the JH receptor, but had to heterodimerise with the protein Taiman. Researchers have discovered that Taiman is expressed in a number of isoforms, and selective depletion has shown that at least some of these are involved in transducing the JH signal that represses metamorphosis.

 

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