Research Professor CSIC
rafaz at mncn.csic.es
yiyang at mncn.csic.es
José Ramón Pardos
jpblas at mncn.csic.es
saabalde at mncn.csic.es
Postdoc Juan de la Cierva
iker at mncn.csic.es
New PhD position available (requests until October 20th, 2020) !!!!!!
Cones are marine snails that live in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, feeding on worms, snails, and fish. To capture their prey, the cones produce a poison made up of peptides called conotoxins. More than 900 species of cones have been described, each producing a unique repertoire of hundreds of different conotoxins. The main objectives of this project are: 1) to advance in the resolution of the phylogenetic relationships of the Conidae family using nuclear markers and mitogenomes; 2) continue with the cataloging of the poisons of the different species at the transcriptomic level; and 3) discovering the genetic processes that are involved in their evolutionary success through the sequencing of their genomes at the chromosome level.
Candidates interested, please send your CV to before deadline
Happy to hear from you. In particular, highly motivated students of biology, genetics, and bioinformatics are encouraged to contact for potential master and/ or PhD projects