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
A very interesting paper on heterogeneous recombination in Hepatitis B virus, just published in Infection, Genetics and Evolution
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
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
Here we show that multiregional tumor trees built from bulk mutational profiles ignore intratumor heterogeneity and can lead to wrong conclusions. At the heart of this is the confusion between population trees vs. gene trees (i.e., multiregional tumor trees vs. clonal trees).
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 Switzerland, USA, Spain and Portugal.. It is a pleasure to have you back Miguel!
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 lab Jose Luis!!
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Spanish postdoctoral fellowships are out (google “Juan de la Cierva 2016″). If you are interested, want to work in cancer evolution (NGS analysis mainly), and can read some Spanish (sorry) let me know! David
Iria Fernandez Silva was awarded a MINECO (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness) grant to study speciation and hybridization of marine fishes. This research involves researchers from four different countries and combines genomics, ecology and behavioral observations to study the colorful pygmy angelfishes.
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