Category Archives: Research

Bernardo Rodríguez got his Galician PhD fellowship!

Congrats Bernardo!

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Bayesian species tree estimation with Guenomu

Finally our paper on Bayesian species tree estimation is published in Systematic Biology, although it has been available (advance access) there since 2014. This is a very nice method implemented by Leo Martins in the software Guenomu, in which a … Continue reading

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Another paper on UCA

Leo and I have published another paper on the UCA test, maybe the last one of a series of papers showing why and how Theobald’s UCA test is biased, and proposing proper ways of doing this

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First draft of the mussel genome

Our first draft of the mussel genome has been published in PLoS ONE. We are working on a much more polished genome with more depth and long reads. Hopefully it will be ready very soon. D

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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 … Continue reading

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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 See comments on: Congratulations Iria!  

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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:  

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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.

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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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Science paper on HIV-1 hidden history

We have participated in a Science paper published today on the early spread of HIV-1 from Kinshasa (DRC) around 1920, and the emphasize the role of transportation, social changes and public health campaigns. The early spread and epidemic ignition of … Continue reading

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