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Professor of the School of Biology will present research results at international conferences

The Marine Biologist, a member of the CINBIN research group and a professor at the Dr. Sergio Marchant School of Biology, will represent the UIS by presenting his research results at two international congresses.

The first congress corresponds to “Colombia 2020: International Conference of Marine Science, Tropical Oceans for the future” (https://marinescience.co), a meeting that will be held virtually between September 28 and October 3. The professor will participate in the panel “Facing Global Change in the Oceans” and will present the poster entitled “Cryptic diversity in the gooseneck barnacle Pollicipes elegans as a result of recent vicariance in the Tropical Eastern Pacific”, a work in which a new model species was identified for the study of the origin of species in the Tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean.

The second congress corresponds to “Biodiversty Genomics 2020” (https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/biodiversity-genomics-2020/), a meeting organized by the Wellcome Sanger Institute of the United Kingdom, which is scheduled to take place between on October 5 and 9. In this event, the professor will present the poster “The transcriptome of the Pacific gooseneck barnacle Pollicipes elegans obtained from recent divergent populations: insights into the molecular basis for local adaptation followed by allopatric speciation” in which genes associated with speciation and tolerance were identified Pollicipes elegans populations in the Tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean. The research results were obtained in collaboration with researchers Amy L. Moran and Peter B. Marko, associate professors in the Department of Biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu.

A. Photograph of the barren crustacean Pollicipes elegans in the rocky intertidal area. B. Diagram with stages of the life cycle of Pollicipes elegans. C. Ocean surface temperature from satellite data (MODIS-Aqua Mission) with 4km resolution. The gray arrows represent the prevailing winds.

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