A team of researchers at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) has deciphered the genetic mechanisms responsible for the evolutionary success of animals, including humans. We share more genomic regulatory mechanisms with the amoeba ‘ Capsaspora owczarzaki’, than we differ from.
A study led by CSIC scientists unveils that over 50% of reptile species in Yemen could be unknown. Ref. Art.: Unexpectedly High Levels of Cryptic Diversity Uncovered by a Complete DNA Barcoding of Reptiles of the Socotra Archipelago. Vasconcelos, R. et al. (2016) PloS One
IBE scientists have studied the adaptation & thermal tolerance of 85 species of the Pyrenees. Ref. Art.: Sánchez-Fernández D, [4 authors], Ribera I (2016). Thermal niche estimators and the capability of poor dispersal species to cope with climate change. Scientific Reports. News in Spanish.
Molecular Biology and Evolution, a journal of Oxford University Press, has an Impact Factor of 9,1 and appears in the first decile of the three subject categories to which the journal has been assigned. Guest editors can be upgraded to Associate Editors after a probation period of three months.
Elena Bosch heads the Evolutionary Population Genetics group and has been presented with the 2015 ICREA Academia Award by the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA). The award ceremony took place yesterday at the Palau Reial de Pedralbes. IBE hosts 8 researchers who have received the ICREA seal of recognition.
The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) is a two-week program with no equivalent in Spain that aims to connect students who are passionate about science with top researchers of the best international research centers based in Catalonia.
Prof Xavier Bellés and Dr Dolors Piulachs participate in iPlanta, a new project that seeks to collate and disseminate available information on plant RNAi and on RNAi systems in pests and pathogens of crop plants. The Network will involve researchers from more than 30 countries.
A recent model suggests that the success or the failure of the programming languages could be strongly determined by social imitation mechanisms. Ref. Ar.: Solé R, Valverde S. A Cultural Diffusion Model for the Rise and Fall of Programming Languages. Human Biology
New study presents a novel method for better implementing multicellular computing devices. Ref. Art.: Macia, J.*; Manzoni, R.*; Conde, N.*; Urrios, A.; de Nadal, E.; Solé, R.*; and Posas, F.* (2016). Implementation of Complex Biological Logic Circuits Using Spatially Distributed Multicellular Consortia. PLoS Comp Bio
The Network is devoted to promote single cell genomics to explore the ecology and evolution of hidden microeukaryotes. IBE participation is led by Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, with a project entitled "Uncultured opisthokonts and the origin of metazoan multicellularity"
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