Tomàs Marquès-Bonet included in the Advisory Board of Diplocat

The Advisory Council is formed by 39 internationally-recognized citizens and aims to help promote Catalonia on the world stage. President Carles Puigdemont presided over the Diplocat plenary session which approved the creation of the Advisory Council and he thanked the members for their altruistic collaboration.

Interview with Tomàs Marquès-Bonet: "No matter how clever we are, humans will disappear"

Tomàs Marquès-Bonet is an ICREA researcher at the Department of Health and Life Sciences at UPF and head of the Research Group on Comparative Genomics of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, a joint UPF and CSIC centre, and of the CNAG-CRG. His research focuses on the study of the genome.

21st Edition of Science Week - Recap of IBE participation

With a programme of events from 11 to 20 November, Science Week is organised by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRi) with the support of the Catalan Ministry of Business and Knowledge and the collaboration of  “la Caixa” Foundation, Gas Natural Fenosa, and Esteve.

Slavery and Arabization left a genetic footprint in North Africa

Its inhabitants have markers in the genome of the major migratory flows. As a result of the genetic impact of migrations, Berbers and Arabs are not as genetically different as was thought. The study was led by David Comas at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology of Barcelona.

Screening of the film "The Fly Room" at the PRBB auditorium

At the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) we are very excited to welcome director Alexis Gambis on Wednesday 16th of November at 4.30 PM at the PRBB auditorium for the screening of the film "The Fly Room". Original version movie (English) with subtitles in Spanish. Admision is free and open to everybody in a first-come first-served basis. Please spread the word between your colleagues.

AdaptNET, the first thematic network to face the challenges of research on adaptation genomics

This is the first Spanish network of excellence on adaptation genomics, is coordinated by Professor Julio Rozas, from the University of Barcelona, and participated by Elena Bosch, Josefa González, and Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology. The network, funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, is made up of 24 laboratories from 11 research centers in the country and will drive the collaboration of the research teams in evolutionary genomics and will promote dissemination of scientific advances to all society.

Genome sequencing reveals ancient interbreeding between chimpanzees and bonobos, and creates new conservation opportunities

An international team of researchers led by Tomàs Marquès-Bonet reveals for the first time the existence of ancient gene flow between chimpanzees and bonobos, man’s closest living relatives. The study is based on the analysis of 75 complete genomes from the two species covering 10 African countries and has strong implications for chimpanzee conservation.

Esmorzar de Ciència al 7 Portes: "L'evolució humana, passat, present i futur"

El diumenge dia 6 de novembre se celebrarà el proper Esmorzar de Ciència amb un cartell de luxe: Eudald Carbonell i Tomàs Marquès. El restaurant obrirà les portes a les 9 del matí per començar l’esmorzar, a les 10 s’inicia el monòleg a càrrec de The Big Van Theory, i acte seguit comença la tertúlia a càrrec dels experts i el moderador. L’esmorzar de forquilla amb tertúlia té un preu de 25€.

A Short Jump From Single-Celled Ancestors to Animals

The first animals evolved from their single-celled ancestors around 800 million years ago, but new evidence suggests that this leap to multi-celled organisms may not have been quite as dramatic as scientists once assumed. In a Developmental Cell paper, IBE researchers demonstrate that the single-celled ancestor of animals likely already had some of the mechanisms that animal cells use today to develop into different tissue types.


Lizard unique to UAE at risk due to loss of habitat

The scientists looked at the morphology [structure and form] of geckos from the Hajar Mountains of the UAE and Oman that are classified as belonging to the Asaccus caudivolvulus species. A complex computer analysis of the data led the scientists to conclude that A caudivolvulus is made up of creatures from three species.


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