International Union of Biological Sciences

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News, Activities and Past Events

During the year 2010 the National Committee of the IUBS has actively participated in the following international scientific events held in Spain:

- the "V Course on Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics and Adaptation" which took place from 14 to 18 June 2010 in the Centre of research Príncipe Felipe in Valencia.

- Course in taxonomy and phylogeny "Phylogenies and genealogies of DNA" which was held in Barcelona from 5 to 16 July 2010.

- Contribution to the publication of the book "Evolution and adaptation." "150 YEARS AFTER THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES". It is a multidisciplinary volume with contributions from Hispanic and Latino American researchers.

- "VIII World Sponge Conference" which was held in Girona from 20 to 24 September 2010 organized by the Centre for advanced study in Blanes (CEAB, CSIC).

- "FRONTIERS IN BIODIVERSITY: A PHYLOGENETIC PERSPECTIVE" organized by a group of quality of the Generalitat de Catalunya, composed by the Institute of biology evolutionary-CSIC, a group of departments of Animal biology and Genetics at the University of Barcelona, and part of the Museum of Zoology in Barcelona. The symposium was held on 1 and 2 October 2010, in the building of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans.

- The day of evolutionary biology. It is an annual meeting of labour, driven by the evolutionary biology of the Societat Catalana of biology section. Research groups in universities and other research centres, interested in different areas of evolutionary biology such as population genetics, molecular evolution and phylogeny, among others participate in this meeting. Since its inception, this day is the first Monday of the month of July at the headquarters of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans.

The main objectives of this meeting are:

  a.. join various groups interested in evolutionary biology.

  b.. facilitating interaction and the establishment of connections between members of different groups.

  c.. give to learn about the research being carried out.

  d.. encourage discussion on topics of interest for researchers.

The day is divided into 2 invited conferences of one hour each, accompanied by short 15-minute communications. Usually the guest Conference that starts the day is borne by a scientist overseas. This year the overseas invited scientist was the Professor Richard Borowsky of the University of New York.

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