Deciphering the origin of Metazoa
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