June 2021

 

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!
 

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March 2021

 

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

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February 2021

 

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

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February 2021

 

Isabel presented the latest work on mayflies as part of the Koenig Museum seminar series, MEEGene: Evolutionary & Environmental Genomics. The talk is available here

 January 2021

 

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)

 

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January 2021

 

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

November 2020

 

Carlos presented his work on gill regeneration as a flash talk at the Spanish Society of Developmental Biology

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October 2020

 

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

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September 2020

 

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 

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