New citizen science project: "Melanogaster: Catch the Fly"

González lab is leading a new citizen science project thanks to a fellowship granted by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).

Arcadi Navarro, nou secretari d'Universitats i Recerca de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Arcadi Navarro, que actualment dirigeix l’Evolutionary Genomics Lab de l'Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), ha estat nomenat nou secretari d’Universitats i Recerca de la Generalitat de Catalunya, en el marc dels nomenaments que avui ha portat a terme el Govern català.

Yeasts Mate in Wasp Guts

The insects' insides provide a favorable environment for outcrossing in domestic and wild yeast strains, scientists show. Ref. Art.: Stefanini, I.; Dapporto, L.; Berná, L.; Polsinelli, M.; Turillazzi, S; Cavalieri, D. (2016). Social wasps are a Saccharomyces mating nest. PNAS

The role of Notch in the different types of instect ovaries

The role of Notch experienced important changes in the evolution of ovaries. Ref. art.: Irles P, Elshaer N, and Piulachs MD (2015). The Notch pathway regulates both the proliferation and differentiation of follicular cells in the panoistic ovary of Blattella germanica. Open Biology

Key gene in insect metamorphosis identified

IBE researchers have found that CBP regulates metamorphosis, feeding and moulting of cockroaches. Fernández-Nicolás A, and Bellés X (2015). CREB-binding protein contributes to the regulation of endocrine and developmental pathways in insect hemimetabolan pre-metamorphosis. Biochim. et Biophys. Acta

DNA reveals new identity for UAE geckos

Researchers have now demonstrated that two nocturnal geckos in the UAE, previously thought to belong to a single species, should be classified as two species. Ref. Art.: de Pous P, [9 authors], and Carranza S (2015). Taxonomy and biogeography of Bunopus spatalurus (Reptilia; Gekkonidae) from the Arabian Peninsula. J. Zoolog. Syst. Evol. Res.

Evolution of SUMO function and chain formation in insects

A recent paper by IBE researchers demonstrates the conservation of the role of SUMOylation in the metamorphosis across insect species. Ref. Art.: Ureña E, Pirone L, [8 authors], Martín D (2015). Evolution of SUMO function and chain formation in insects. Mol Biol Evol

Science at Christmas

On the occasion of Human+ exhibition, the CCCB brings together four experts in many different disciplines such as robotics, sustainability, synthetic biology or science-fiction in order to remember how literature and science fiction have imagined the future of our species, and discover what is drawing new futures science today.

Employing electricity principles in genetic engineering

In this paper IBE scientists demonstrate how genes are indirectly coupled. Carbonell-Ballestero M, Garcia-Ramallo E, Montañez R, Rodriguez-Caso C, and Macía J (2015). Dealing with the genetic load in bacterial synthetic biology circuits: convergences with the Ohm's law. Nucleic Acids Research

Arcadi Navarro participates in a scientific coffee about the human genome

Deciphering the human genome has represented the access to privileged information of each one of us. Many research projects use it to progress in the knowledge of disease. Barcelona hosts the European Genome-phenome Archive that comprises genetic data from research projects around the world.


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