Understanding the origin of multicellular organisms
We love science and we want to address important biological questions. Currently, we try to understand how unicellular organisms became multicellular. Specifically, we focus on the origin of multicellular animals or metazoans. To this end, we are obtaining the genomes of animal's closest unicellular relatives in order to perform comparative and functional genomics.
We are part of the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (IBE) . We are located at the CMIMA building, besides de Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB); in a beautiful beachfront location in the vibrant city of Barcelona.
PI: Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo
Our lab in the news
Our work featured in a Carl Zimmer’s article on the NY Times.
Our lab featured in the journal “Lab Times”.
Our lab featured in the PRBB publication El.lipse.
Article on “El País” about our genome projects.
Catalan Government (Generalitat) science newsreader RECERCAT highlighted our work in its October 2011 issue.