News from IBE (CSIC-UPF)
Jesús Lozano, won the second prize of the 20th Doctors' Senate Award of the University of Barcelona (UB) for his thesis "Mechanism of action of the juvenile hormone during insect metamorphosis", defended in 2014 at the Faculty of Biology of the UB and supervised by Xavier Bellés, CSIC Research Professor and IBE Director from 2008 until 2016.
Lozano is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the School of Biological & Earth Sciences of the University of Bristol. He completed a B.Sc. in Biology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2008), followed by an M.Sc. in Biodiversity at the University of Barcelona (2009). During his master’s degree, he worked in the Arthropod Systematics and Evolution lab under the supervision of Miquel A. Arnedo, studying the molecular systematics and phylogeographic patterns of an Iberian group of springtails. Subsequently he started a Ph.D. in the IBE, supervised by Professor Xavier Belles and for which he received this prize. His research experience is mostly based in the study of arthropod biodiversity. He is interested in the evolutionary processes that lead to developmental changes and hence biodiversity generation during arthropod evolution.
The main goal of the Doctors' Senate Award is to officially acknowledge those doctoral theses read and defended at the UB which make particularly valuable contributions to scientific progress and the advancement of human knowledge. This year, theses read in 2014 have been awarded. A total of 165 candidates from different subject areas were presented. Their work covered practically all of the science and humanities disciplines offered at the UB.