Saturday, October 31, 2015

Video: Alien Species VS. Genomics
by Maria Casso

The University of Barcelona (UB) organises for the first time a short film contest that allows researchers describing the scientific studies they develop to the general public.

I decided to participate in this contest as I'm a PhD student at the UB.

You can watch it here.

I hope you like it!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Population genetics with R

by Maria Casso

Visit at the Centre de Restautació i Interpretació Paleontològica (CRIP).
Last week, I participated in a very interesting course: Exploratory Methods for Population Genetics Using R, organized by Transmitting Science. The course took place in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), from 5th to 9th October. We learnt about some interesting R packages from their very authors, Dr. Emmanuel Paradis and Dr. Thibaut Jombart, who are excellent teachers.

It was intense but also fun as I had the opportunity to play with my own data with the new R packages, with the support and advice of the teachers. Moreover, it was very interesting to meet people working on similar data type than me so with similar problems, as we could discuss about it and maybe found some solutions.

Thanks to the organization, the teachers and the participants!

3rd ChallenGen meeting!

The 2nd October, we had a meeting in Blanes, with most of the members of the group. Besides the updates from everyone, we could discuss about some methods to analyse GBS data, and listen to an interesting seminar about metabarcoding by Owen Wangensteen.