WELCOME TO THE MCG LAB!

WELCOME

ABOUT

We are a research group who wants 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 phylogenetic-siblings, the unicellular 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

+34 93 230 95 00 (ext. 6026)

Centre Mediterrani D'Investigacions Marines i Ambientals (CMIMA) Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta 39-47 08003 Barcelona

Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF–CSIC)

SCIENTIFIC RESOURCES

Genomic resources

Available data per organism (genomes, transcriptomes, etc)

Source data

Our public database of source data (not published in other databases)

Figshare

Available source data per publication

Protocols

Our public database of protocols

MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES

Youtube

Flickr

Twitter

Videos of our research and organisms

Pictures of our organisms

News and related information

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

24 March 2017. Konstantina attends the 2017 MCAA conference in Salamanca as part of the SINGEK ITN.

Konstantina Mitsi 

3 March 2017. Konstantina in the ITN ScienceSlam Barcelona final; talking about single cell genomics, diversity and protists.

21-25 February 2017. Alicia and Konstantina attend course on metabarcoding.

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22 February 2017. Núria Ros interviewed for BISCY by youthscience.

 Núria interviewed BISCY

27 January 2017. Simonetta Gribaldo visits us.