Rafael Zardoya

Research Professor CSIC

rafaz at mncn.csic.es

Yi Yang

yiyang at mncn.csic.es

Graduate student

José Ramón Pardos

Graduate student

jpblas at mncn.csic.es

Samuel Abalde

Graduate student

saabalde at mncn.csic.es

Iker Irisarri

Postdoc Juan de la Cierva

iker at mncn.csic.es

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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 rafaz@mncn.csic.es before deadline

Former members
Juan Esteban Uribe
Maite Cabría
David Osca
Pilar Flores
Raquel Álvarez
Etienne Kornobis
Michel Domínguez


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

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