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

WELCOME TO THE MCG LAB!

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
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27-30 November 2016. Konstantina and Alicia attend the 2nd Eukref workshop to annotate 18S of microbial animals.

 EukRef 2016

 

 

 

17 November 2016. Helena Parra on a research stage with our friends at Nick Brown’s lab.

14 November 2016. We welcome Michelle Leger, who joins the lab as a postdoctoral researcher.

7-8 November 2016. Konstantina and Iñaki attend the SINGEK opening meeting in Barcelona.

1 November 2016. Xavier Grau-Bové presents our analyses on the new ichthyosporeans genomes at the Genome Evolution Conference at Weizmann Institute.

26 October- 3 November 2016. Andrej Ondracka attends CSH course on Computational and Comparative genomics 

20-21 October 2016. Arnau Sebé-Pedrós is visiting us.

17-18 October 2016. We held our annual lab retreat, this time in Can Valldaura. 
MCG lab retreat 2016

 

 

 

 

 

15 October 2016. Our paper in proteomics Capsaspora and the origins of animal phosphosignaling and cell differentiation published in Developmental Cell.