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Creating synergies between research groups, joining work methodologies and promoting the transfer of the know-how of teams specialized in adaptation genomics in Spain are the objectives of AdaptNET, the Thematic Network on Adaptation Genomics funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and coordinated at a state level by Professor Julio Rozas, from the Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics and the Institute for Research on Biodiversity (IRBio) of the University of Barcelona.
This network of excellence, that gathers leading scientists in the field of genomics around the world, will enable exchanging knowledge among the participating teams to work efficiently on the multiple challenges that come out with the study of adaptation genomics. The network is made by 24 laboratories from 11 research centres in Spain that elaborate work lines of a great scientific projection in disciplines such as genetics, genomics, evolutionary biology, zoology, botany, molecular biology, statistics, computational biology, bioinformatics and related fields.
The network of excellence AdaptNet is an initiative driven by the experts Julio Rozas (University of Barcelona); Rafael Zardoya (National Museum of Natural History – CSIC); David Posada (University of Vigo); Fernando González (University of Valencia); Pablo Vargas (Royal Botanic Garden-CSIC); Elena Bosch, Josefa González, and Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo (Institute of Evolutionary Biology, CISC-UPF); Sebastián Ramos-Onsins (Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics, CRAG), Carles Vilà (Doñana Biological Station, EBD-CSIC), and Toni Gabaldón (Centre for Genomic Regulation, CRG).