Raquel's poster was awarded one of the prizes in the III Annual CiMUS Workshop. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Lucía Pasarín, who just defended her BSc thesis with excellent marks and completed her degree in Biology.
Congratulations to our collaborators Esther and Alberto in Monica Segurado's lab (IBFG, Salamanca) for their paper in Nucleic Acids Research. We are delighted to see that this long collaboration finally came to fruition, with some biochemical experiments carried out by Raquel Carreira from our lab. Also thanks to Javi Aguado who had a big input in the initial part of this project in our lab.
Congratulations to Bernie and all the Genomes and Disease group for their high-impact work in Nature Genetics on LINE-1 retrotransposition in cancer as part of the Pan-Cancer consortium. Thanks to Jose Tubío for inviting us to participate in a part of the data analysis.
After five years, Javi has just become the first PhD from the lab. Apart from his involvement in the Yen1 biochemistry project, his help was invaluable in building the lab, from unpacking boxes to setting up many experimental conditions.
Many thanks to the members of his PhD committee Silvia Ayora (CNB), Rafael Fernández Leiro (CNIO) and Anxo Vidal for a great discussion during the defence.
Funding for his Predoctoral Contract by Xunta de Galicia (ED481A-2015/011) is gratefully acknowledged.
Congratulations Dr. Aguado and best luck for the future!
Our first attendance to the Meeting of the Spanish Yeast Network. Great atmosphere and interactions in the beautiful town of El Escorial. Thanks to Jesús Pla and Joaquín Ariño for inviting us to present our work.
We have had the honour of hosting Prof. Dr. Tomas Lindahl, FRS, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 for his mechanistic studies of DNA repair, as part of the activities of the Conciencia Program of the USC, coordinated by Dr. Jorge Mira.
We had the chance to discuss with him about cancer predisposition and alternative forms of life, to share his passion for wine and to remember the good olden days of the Clare Hall Laboratories, which he founded in 1986 and led to become a world-class referent in DNA research. In this sense it was also great to see again his wife, Ms. Brenda Marriott, the first manager of the institute and of the keystones for its success.
We hope they enjoyed their stay as much as we enjoyed their visit!
The lab welcomes Lucía Pasarín López, who is joining us to pursue her BSc thesis with us in the 2019-2020 course. Best luck, Lucía!
Miguel delivers a seminar on the dangers posed by our own cellular nucleases (enzymes that can cut DNA) and how cells must control them, at the National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT) in A Coruña. Thanks to María Mayán (INIBIC), Julio Casal (CORBI Foundation) and Ana Correas (MUNCYT) for their kind invitation and warm welcome.
Tomás and Miguel participate in the Meeting of the “Chromodyst” National Research Network, held in Alcalá de Henares, where we presented some of our latest unpublished results. A fantastic opportunity to catch up with the work of some of the best national groups working on all aspects of chromosome dynamics. Great talks and discussions, new collaborations and a unique chance to (re-)discover Alcalá de Henares, a beautiful city full of culture, science and heritage. Highly recommended! Our thanks to Félix Prado (CABIMER) as the coordinator of Chromodyst and to José A. Tercero for his moonlighting as a knowledgeable local guide.