New project on metagenomics


The Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Basque Government, within the SAIOTEK 2013 call, awarded us last week with a grant for a new study. This call aims to finance those research projects of the Scientific-Technological Agents Read more

New project: NGS for the detection of selection signatures in local sheep


Within the call Universidad-Sociedad 2013, a call that promotes transfer of knowledge from the University to the Society, the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) awarded us last week with a grant for a new study.  The aim is to Read more

Next seminars


Next seminars:   May 15:  Jorge Langa "Metagenomics in sediments with oil" Semina A, 3.00 p.m.   May 24: Alba Susaeta "Txakoli metagenomics" Seminar B, 9.00 Read more

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Course and congress


Following course/congress materials available: RADseq methodologies for ecological and evolutionary genetic studies (Lund, Sweden, October 2012) http://creskolab.uoregon.edu/lund/ 4th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Congress (London, November 2012) http://www.nextgenerationsequencing-congress.com/presentation-download Bioinformática básica (Valencia, December 2012) http://bioinf.comav.upv.es/courses.html NGS sequence analysis (Valencia, December Read more

Seminars


Next group seminars: All of them in the Biology Seminars of Faculty of Science and Technology. December 21: Dr. Fernando Rendo A brief summary of “RADseq methodologies for ecological and evolutionary genetic studies” course held in Lund (Sweden) in October 2012. Seminar A, Read more

New project on metagenomics

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The Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Basque Government, within the SAIOTEK 2013 call, awarded us last week with a grant for a new study. This call aims to finance those research projects of the Scientific-Technological Agents from the Basque Network of Science, Technology and Innovation.

 The funded project is part of our research line focused on metagenomics. The final objective is to define the core of grapevine-associated bacteria and to discern the main factors determining it. With this purposes, we will establish the bacterial community associated to three varieties of vines traditionally used to produce “Txakoli” wine, and to compare it with the varieties “Riesling” and “Merlot”. We will also determine the impact of heavy metals on this bacterial diversity, and establish the soil bacteria succession when transforming a meadow into a vineyard. We expect that results will help the development of biofertilizers or biological control agents.

 This project is developing under the co-supervision of our PhD student Alba Susaeta by Dr. Andone Estonba (UPV/EHU) and Dr. Marisol Goñi from the University of Pau et Pays de l’Adour (UPPA) and with the collaboration of Dr. Alberto de Diego from the Department of Analytical Chemistry of UPV/EHU. “Gorka Izaguirre” wine cellar (http://www.azurmendi.biz/enoturismo-vizcaya.php), the main company interested in the achievement of this project, helped us promoting it.

 


New project: NGS for the detection of selection signatures in local sheep

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Within the call Universidad-Sociedad 2013, a call that promotes transfer of knowledge from the University to the Society, the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) awarded us last week with a grant for a new study. 

The aim is to establish the population genetic structure of Sasi-Ardi, a semi-feral native sheep breed from the western Pyrenees in danger of extinction. The phylogenetic relationship with other recognised native breeds of sheep in the Basque Country such as, Latxa, Karrantzar, Manech and Basco-bearnaise, will also be investigated. In addition, whole genome sequencing will be used to study selection signatures in Sasi-Ardi.

The -Conservatoire des Races D’Aquitaine, (CRA)- will contribute to the project with financial support and direct participation, as the – Instituto Navarro de Tecnologías e Infraestructuras Agroalimentarias, S.A. (INTIA)-.