Category Archives: Research

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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Our Christmas gathering

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Laura Tomás got the UVIGO academic excellence award for new PhD students!

Congratulations to our EXCELLENT Laura!

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Evaluating the Neolithic Expansion at Both Shores of the Mediterranean Sea

The Neolithic expansion at both shores of the Mediterranean Sea was not different after all. A nice study applying approximation Bayesian computation for model selection and parameters estimation. Just published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, https://academic.oup.com/mbe/article/34/12/3232/4237582  

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ProtASR: An Evolutionary Framework for Ancestral Protein Reconstruction with Selection on Folding Stability

A new evolutionary framework for ancestral protein reconstruction accounting for structural constraints, just published in Systematic Biology https://academic.oup.com/sysbio/article-abstract/66/6/1054/2840014/ProtASR-An-Evolutionary-Framework-for-Ancestral?redirectedFrom=fulltext

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Forensic genetics and genomics: Much more than just a human affair

A comprehensive review on the diverse disciplines of nonhuman forensic genetics, just published in PLoS Genetics. Indeed, it is a fantastic collaboration with the lab of Antonio Amorim and Angel Carracedo: http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1006960    

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Heterogeneous recombination among Hepatitis B virus genotypes

A very interesting paper on heterogeneous recombination in Hepatitis B virus, just published in Infection, Genetics and Evolution http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567134817302721  

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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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Iria’s research on the Spanish news

http://duvi.uvigo.es/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12289&Itemid=2 http://www.gciencia.com/mar/o-campus-do-mar-estudara-a-evolucion-xenetica-dos-peixes-anxo-ananos/)

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