Sequencing and analysis of gibbon genome sheds light on its complex evolution and the role of repeats in chromosomal rearrangements
Researchers from the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CISC-UPF)  and the Centre Nacional d'AnÓlisi Gen˛mica (CNAG) participate in an international consortium to decipher the gibbon genome, which will provide clues for human health research. The study has been published today in the journal Nature.
Jordi Sunyer, awarded with the "Nobel prize" for environment and health research
Professor in Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine at the University Pompeu Fabra he has obtained the John Goldsmith Award, the most important prize for environmental and health research.
Josep Eladi Ba˝os, new member of the Management Board at the AQU Catalonia
Professor of Pharmacology at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences joined this public entity, whose mission is to ensure the quality of higher education in the country, as a outstanding person of academic community.
Scientists have completed the genome sequence of the marmoset, the first sequence of a New World monkey

A group at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology led by Tomas Marques-Bonet (CSIC-UPF), ICREA researcher at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at UPF, has participated in the investigation. The study analysed the genetic characteristics of the farthest branch from humans in the evolutionary tree of primates.

Collaboration-scholarship for academic year 2014-2015

The Ministry has issued the call for collaboration-scholarship with the departments for the academic year 2014-2015.

September 15 is the deadline to apply for one of 11 scholarships of collaboration assigned to the UPF. During this period, students interested in participating may submit a collaborative project in order to be rated and endorsed by the department in accordance with the criteria set out in the announcement.

These scholarships are aimed at grade students in their last year of studies and masters students.

INTERVIEW with Joaquim Gea: "Our students will be highly competitive and I am sure we will reap the fruits of everyone's efforts"
Joaquim Gea is a professor of physiology in the UPF Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (CEXS) and the current dean of the university's Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, a school that this year will see its first graduating class in medicine (UPF-UAB). It is also one of the three institutions now housed in the recently renovated Dr Aiguader building on the university's Mar Campus. On 10 June, the building hosted the ceremony marking the completion of the remodelling work.
Study identifies two endogenous peptides involved in cocaine relapse
The results of the study, which has identified the role of these peptides for the first time, have just been published in the online advanced edition of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The study was coordinated by Rafael Maldonado, director of the CEXS Neuropharmacology Laboratory, and was part of the doctoral work of two members of his team.
Roderic Guigˇ, among the world's most highly cited scientists
According to the Highly Cited Researchers list put out by Thomson Reuters, compiled based on output published in Web of Science-indexed journals and the number of publications officially designated as Highly Cited Papers by Essential Science Indicators.
Proteins may decide what we remember or what we delete from the memory
Some episodes of anxiety are related to the inability to erase previously acquired traumatic experiences from the memory. Scientists have found a biological explanation for the fact that each person differently stores their own life experiences thanks to the participation of specific proteins.
The colon has a safety mechanism that restricts tumour formation
According to a study coordinated by the Institute of Biomedical Research involving Francisco X. Real, Professor of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, UPF and Head of the CNIO Epithelial Carcinogenesis Group, with members of his team. Was published in the June 22 in advanced edition of the journal Nature Cell Biology and will be and will be the cover of the July issue.


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