Welcome to our lab
Our lab aims to study genome evolution and the genetic changes associated with individual and species differences, applying the newest comparative and functional genomic techniques and the great wealth of genomic data available. In particular, we focus on the dynamics of chromosomal evolution in mammals. Although genome and chromosome evolution have been long studied we still know very little about the functional consequences of these changes and the role they might have played during evolution. To address these questions, we use ruminants and rodents as models and take a multidisciplinary approach that combines experimental (WGS, RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq) and bioinformatic analysis, generating results of interest to diverse fields.
Lab achievements and new job positions will be advertised here
September 2023 - We welcome Rachel Buchanan, our new SoCoBio PhD student. And we said goodbye to Dadu, our awesome postdoc for the last 3 years, you'll be missed!
June 2023 - Congratulations to Dr Arias-Sardá! The first PhD student of the lab gradutes!
Nov 2022 - May 2023 Marta has been on maternity leave - welcome baby Neil to the group! But we published 3 papers in the meantime, much thanks to the amazing members of the lab!
August 2022 - Marta and Cristina organised and chaired a symposium at ESEB in Prague
September 2021 - We're back to the office and lab after 18 months WFH! And we also welcome new members - Corey's back to start his PhD and Carla will be joining us to do her MSc-R. The lab is growing!
March 2021 - We've been awarded the Royal Society Research Grant to start long-read sequencing in the lab!
February 2021 - MSc-R positions to start on September 2021 available! More details here
January 2021 - New paper from the lab published in Genes! https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4425/12/2/138