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08.10.2014

2014 Open day PRBB. The chronicle of a fun day for science

On 4th of October took place the PRBB Open Day. Scientists and other staff  of all PRBB centers helped to bring science closer to children and adults. Activities included guided tours to the installations, conferences, workshops and practical experiments. We thank all the volunteers!
03.10.2014

Doctoral Thesis Defense: Joan Garcia Porta

Title: "Evolution and diversification of the geckos of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra"
Theis Director: salvador Carranza
University: Universitat de Barcelona
30.09.2014

Arnau Sebé-Padrós wins the 2012-2103 UB PhD extraordinari prize in Biology

Arnau Sebé-Padrós wins the 2012-2013 PhD (Biology) extraordinari prize from Universitat de Barcelona for the Thesis entitled:'The origins of multicellularity in metazoa, a genomic and functional aproximation"
30.09.2014

Integrating genomics into evolutionary medicine

In this study researchers highlight some evolutionary biology principles applied to medicine; what has been done, why it is not fully working and which are the prospects for the near future. The article is part of a series about "Genetics of Human Origins", edited by Aida Andrés & Katja Nowick.

23.09.2014

Description of a simple method to predict the invasion success of an exotic species. The example of mediterranean fish

In this study recently published in Ecology Letters magazine researchers describe a simple method (based on morphospaces) to predict the invasion success of an exotic species, using the mediterranean fish case study. Consistently with an old idea (from Darwin) invaders with a morphology that departs from the existing, resident "cloud" of morphologies is also more likely to exploit empty niches. 
22.09.2014

Reproducibility and Consistency of Proteomic Experiments on Natural Populations of a Non-Model Aquatic Insect

Ref. Art. Hidalgo-Galiana A, Monge M, Biron DG, Canals F, Ribera I, et al. 2014. Reproducibility and Consistency of Proteomic Experiments on Natural Populations of a Non-Model Aquatic Insect. PLoS ONE 9(8): e104734. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104734
22.09.2014

Secondary contact and local adaptation contribute to genome-wide patterns of clinal variation in Drosophila melanogaster

Ref. Art. Secondary contact and local adaptation contribute to genome-wide patterns of clinal variation in Drosophila melanogaster. 2014. Alan O. Bergland, Ray Tobler, Josefa González, Paul Schmidt, Dmitri Petrov. bioRxiv doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/009084
18.09.2014

Genetic Makeup of Europeans

Researchers compare ancient hunter-gatherers and early farmers to present-day human genomes and find that Europeans today trace their ancestry to three ancient populations Ref. Art. Lazaridis et al. 2014. Ancient human genomes suggest three ancestral populations for present-day Europeans. Nature 513, 409-413. doi:10.1038/nature13673
17.09.2014

Origins and diversification of subsociality in leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Chrysomelinae

Ref. Art: Origins and diversification of subsociality in leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Chrysomelinae). 2014.  Chaboo,C., et al. Journal of Natural History . Vol. 48, Iss. 37-38, 2014
17.09.2014

The genome of iberian pig has hardly Changed in five centuries

Ref. Art. Ramírez, et al. 2014. Genome data from a sixteenth century pig illuminate modern breed relationships. Heredity. Advance online publication 10 September 2014; doi: 10.1038/hdy.2014.81

 

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