To more people joined the lab. Rafath will investigate the origin of wings in insects and Antoni will help all us with our experimental work and care of the animals
We welcome Laia to the lab! She will be working with us as part of her Master thesis
Another great collaboration with the Irimia lab. Check the preprint here: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.11.14.516384v1.full
Maria has been awarded a Margarita Salas postdoctoral fellowship. With that, she will continue exploring the genes controlling the appearance of new organs together with the Solana team at Oxford Brookes University
Do you want to join the team? We have postdoctoral and research assistant positions open to join the lab funded through the mayFLYeye ERC-CoG project
The lab has attended the EuroEvoDevo2022 meeting in Naples and we all presented different projects running in the lab... and there was a Seville-Barcelona reunion!
The lab has been awarded with an ERC-Consolidator grant.
With "mayFLYeye" we will study the genetic basis of morphological novelties that contributed insects' conquest of the skies
While Isabel is presenting the last results from the lab at the VIII SESBE meeting in Vigo, María and Tòt are attending to the Developmental Biology Symposium in Barcelona. María won the 2nd prize to the best poster presentation!
The lab welcomes Tòt Senar, who is joining the team to pursue his Master thesis. Tòt is investigating the visual capabilities of mayflies
The first generation of our mayfly colony has born in our new location in Barcelona. María made the honours assisting in the delivery.
María Rosselló joined the lab. She will use her expertise in Bioinformatics and Developmental Biology to address how mayflies adapt to different environments and evolved new organs. Welcome, María!
Final version of our collaboration with the Belles lab at IBE-CSIC is now published in PNAS. Check it here
Perfect starting at the University of Barcelona, Isabel is one of Leonardo awardees from the BBVA fundation. With this project, we will investigate the origin of insect wings using our favorite animal, the mayfly Cloeon dipterum.
In addition, our project to investigate the turbanate eyes of mayfly males has been also awarded by the Spanish Research Council.
Exciting times ahead!
Two new preprints are out!
Slow cooked study on differences of ommatidia size in different species of Drosophila, together with McGregor, Posnien, Nunes and Arif labs:
Differences in orthodenticle expression promote ommatidial size variation between Drosophila species
And a great collaboration with Belles lab at IBE
The mayfly subimago explained. The regulation of metamorphosis in Ephemeroptera
cartoon: River Oracle inc.
Our contribution to the work elucidating the role of Srrm234 in flies is out. A great collaboration with Irimia and Prieto-Godino labs.
Parallel evolution of a splicing program controlling neuronal excitability in flies and mammals
The report of the last SEBD2020 meeting is now published in International Journal of Developmental Biology:
Meeting report of the 17th Spanish Society for Developmental Biology Meeting (SEBD2020)
Isabel presented the latest work on mayflies as part of the Koenig Museum seminar series, MEEGene: Evolutionary & Environmental Genomics. The talk is available here
We start the year with our contribution to the great work led by the Posnien lab:
Variation in a pleiotropic hub gene drives morphological evolution: insights from interspecific differences in head shape and eye size in Drosophila in Molecular Biology and Evolution
Carlos presented his work on gill regeneration as a flash talk at the Spanish Society of Developmental Biology
Thanks to the Beatriz Galindo program, in June 2021, the lab will start at the Department of Genetics, Microbiology & Statistics at the University of Barcelona
We talk about our latest research on mayfly genomics in The Node:
Mayflies: an emergent model to investigate the evolution of winged insects
You can also check our post in Nature Ecology & Evolution community, Mayflies take off: a new model to study insect evolution