Author Archives: dposada

Merly got her PhD

Congratulations to Merly for her PhD awarded today on NGS phylogenomics! You’ve been a GREAT student. Good luck for your postdoc at UC Santa Cruz. We’ll miss you…  

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NGS coverage and evolutionary inferences from single-cells

New paper just out @GenomeMedicine! We report the impact of sequencing depth (and sampling effort) towards variant detection, genotype accuracy, clonal inference and phylogenetic reconstruction from single-cell cancer data. https://rdcu.be/LJ4E

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Whole-genome assembly of the coral reef Pearlscale Pygmy Angelfish

Congratulations Iria for publishing a very nice paper describing the assembly of the genome of a beautiful angelfish! https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-19430-x  

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Two open PhD positions in computational cancer evolution!

Two open Marie Curie PhD positions (CONTRA ITN)  in computational cancer evolution at our lab. Please apply!    ESR 11: Estimation of tumour growth rates from NGS data Understanding the process of tumour growth is fundamental for many aspects of cancer … Continue reading

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Jose Tubio moves to USC!

Jose Tubio is moving to the University of Santiago de Compostela with his team. Best wishes Jose!

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Eco-evo classification of tumors

Nice to contribute to this consensus statement in Nature Reviews Cancer about classifying tumors according to their ecological and evolutionary features: http://go.nature.com/2fopLbX   

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Multiregional tumor trees are not phylogenies

Our comment about misusing multiregional trees in cancer is out:   Alves JA, Prieto T, Posada D. 2017. Multiregional tumor trees are not phylogenies. Trends in Cancer: 0.1016/j.trecan.2017.06.004   https://t.co/HVb8dVpi6O   Here we show that multiregional tumor trees built from bulk … Continue reading

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Lab wedding greetings

After 15 years and 2 sons, I am finally getting married and my lab made the funniest video ever… Thanks guys! LOL, D  

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Welcome back to Miguel Arenas, now as RyC fellow!

Miguel Arenas just started a PI position here as a Ramon and Cajal fellow, 7 years after defending his PhD in our lab. During his postdoctoral time Miguel has worked in different methodological aspects of population genetics and molecular evolution in … Continue reading

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Welcome to Jose Luis Soto, a new PhD student!

Jose Luis Soto starts today his PhD on cancer population genetics. He got a FPI fellowship associate to pour project CANCERPOP and will be working on understanding intratumoral heterogeneity in colorecta colon cancer from an evolutionary perspective. Welcome to the … Continue reading

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