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Our group portrayed at El.lipse

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Our group at Saló de l’Ensenyament (Education Fair)

How can we analyze genomes? What is junk DNA? Why is bioinformatics useful? Today, members from our group have been trying to explain these questions to the visitors of the Education Fair. The stand included a very realistic piece of … Continue reading

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When we fail to detect homologues in other species, is it because they are too divergent or because they do not exist?

The increasing number of genomes available has made it possible to compare the genes and determine in which branch of the phylogenetic tree they are likely to have originated. This has led to the identification of many genes that are … Continue reading

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Bioinformatics for all

Several volunteers from GRIB explained what bionformatics is to non-experts during the 2015 PRBB open day on Oct 18 2015. Will Blevins and José Luis Villanueva from the Evolutionary Genomics group tried to convey the concept of “orphan genes” using … Continue reading

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Why are we so few?

The issue of the under-representation of women in permanent academic positions continues to be the subject of many public and informal discussions. This week, the sexist comments by a Nobel Laureate in a public conference have made it to the … Continue reading

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PRBB open day: the link to society

On October 4 2014 the PRBB held its annual Open Day. The doors opened to visitors and scientists explained their work. Will and José Luis from our group volunteered to talk about genomics and the research they do in a … Continue reading

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Talking science at schools

This is the second year our group participates in the Science Week organized by the Catalan Local Goverment (Nov 14-23). The event consists in talking about our experience as researchers to a large group of students in a Secondary School. … Continue reading

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