WELCOME TO THE MCG LAB!

WELCOME

INTRO

We want to unravel how animal multicellularity emerged from our common unicellular ancestor.

To conduct our research, we use genomics (comparative, functional), cell biology, proteomics and phylogenetics.

In order to understand this transition, we study our unicellular phylogenetic-siblings, the holozoans, which hold the key to discerning what we have inherited from our ancestor and what is unique in us.

Given there is no appropriate model organism for studying this transition, we are developing tools to convert these organisms into experimentally tractable model systems.

contact@multicellgenome.com

CONTACT US

+34 93 230 95 00 (ext. 6026)

Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF–CSIC) Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta 39-47 08003 Barcelona

MULTICELLGENOME LAB

SCIENTIFIC RESOURCES

GENOMIC RESOURCES

DATABASES

Genomes, transcriptomes and other data

Alignments, sequences and other data

PROTOCOLS

Our public protocols in protocols.io

HIGHLIGHTS

Watch our video on one of our latest publications
(play below or watch in our channel):

Arnau Sebé-Pedrós, Cecillia Ballaré, Helena Parra-Acero, Cristina Chiva, Juan J. Tena, Eduard Sabidó, José Luis Gómez-Skarmeta, Luciano Di Croce, Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo. (2016) The Dynamic Regulatory Genome of Capsaspora and the Origin of Animal MulticellularityCell. Vol 165-5, p.1224–1237,

LAB NEWS
Visit the news archive

20 December 2016. Iñaki presents at the ICREA Colloquium on managing ERC grants.

16 December 2016. Iñaki gives a talk in the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona.

12 December 2016. Konstantina gives a talk for the course “Animal Biomonitoring” of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

2 December 2016. Alicia presents our outreach project of the tree of life in the International conference of Cinema and Scientific Images.
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