Jose Tubío joined the lab as RyC!

Jose Tubío just joined our group as a Ramon and Cajal fellow, coming from the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (UK). Jose is focused on the study of transposable elements mobilized somatically in cancer genomes, and the analysis of their impact on cancer genome structure and function, using next-generation sequencing data. He is a member of the PanCancer Initiative, an international effort for the analysis of molecular aberrations in thousands of cancer samples.
More of his research at http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jose_Tubio.

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Paper in PNAS by Iria about mites and human ancestry

A paper coauthored by Iria Fernández-Silva has just appeared in PNAS Early Edition

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/12/09/1512609112

See comments on:

http://news.sciencemag.org/evolution/2015/12/what-mites-your-face-say-about-where-you-came

http://www.wired.com/2015/12/your-face-is-covered-in-mites-with-secrets-to-tell/

Congratulations Iria!

 

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New piece of opinion (in Galician) about science appreciation

Here I discuss (in Galician) why reaching the general public ends up being quite important for science and for the society in general:

http://www.gciencia.com/tribuna/o-aprecio-pola-ciencia

 

 

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SimPhy paper available at SysBio!

Our paper on SimPhy, a simulator of species, locus and gene trees has been accepted in Systematic Biology and is available ahead of print at:

 

http://sysbio.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/10/26/sysbio.syv082.abstract

 

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Welcome to Harry Detering!

Harry just joined our lab as a grad student to work on the benchmarking of clonal tree inference from cancer NGS data. He recently completed is MSc degree in Bioinformatics at the Free University of Berlin. Willkommen!

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A few thoughts on cancer molecular evolution

A random walk column has been published on JME on Cancer molecular evolution. These are a few lines with some pointers about potential uses of evolutionary approaches in cancer.

   
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00239-015-9695-7

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Plenarly talk at the barcoding meeting

I talked today about species trees a the barcoding meeting in Guelph, Canada

   

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Farewell to Leo Martins!

Leo Martins has recently left our lab to start a new adventure at Molly Stevens Lab at Imperial College London. There he will work on statistical analysis of Raman spectra for different applications, and probably on other things.

 

It has been a real pleasure to work with Leo all these years. Best wishes to you and Reiko. Take care.. and have fun!

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Sampling trip to Cabo Verde (Boavista island)

We just arrive from our third sampling trip to Cape Verde.  We went to the Boa Vista Island, where we sampled several populations of Trovaoconus (and Africonus) snails with our colleages Rafa Zardoya (MNCN), Julio Rozas (UB), Manolo Tenorio (UCA) and Carlos Afonso (“Camané”, UAlgarve). The wind was a little rough so we could not dive for nudibranchs, tough.

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Two new PhD fellowships!

Congratulations to Nuria and Tamara for being awarded a competitive doctoral fellowship from the Galician Government! 2 out of 2… not bad..

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