Ricardo Azevedo -- Worm Lab

News & Changes

 Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Before the year ends, I should point out that we've had some interesting papers this year:

  • On the immortality of television sets: "function" in the human genome according to the evolution-free gospel of ENCODE [Article]

  • Accumulation of spontaneous mutations in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila [Article]

mutation accummulation
I suppose it's time to change the lab logo...

 Friday, August 31, 2012

Despite the lack of updates, we have not been idle over the last couple of years. Here are our latest three papers:

  • Estimation of the rate and effect of new beneficial mutations in asexual populations [Article]

  • Neutral evolution of robustness in Drosophila microRNA precursors [Article]

  • Sex ratio evolution under probabilistic sex determination [Article]

probabilistic sex determination

 Monday, July 12, 2010

Our latest paper (the first in an online journal) has just come out.

 Monday, April 26, 2010

Our latest paper has just appeared in a special issue of the Journal of Heredity on the evolution of sex.

Read all about it!

 Monday, November 23, 2009

Rolf's defense also went splendidly. Congratulations!

Rolf defends!

 Thursday, May 21, 2009

Andrea defended successfully today. Congratulations!

Andrea defends!

She's joining Leo Buss' lab next.

 Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our latest worm paper has appeared in Current Biology (reprints are available here). [Note: The problem with the figures in the pdf version of the paper has been fixed. ]

Check out a commentary and a blog post on the paper.

 Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Our first paper combining models of gene networks and cell lineages has come out in Proceedings B (reprints are available on request). Also, check out our Worm Earth video.

 Wednesday, March 1, 2006

The paper has come out in Nature's website (here's a reprint, if you don't have access). I'll post some links of about the paper here as they become available:

Press Releases Science Media News Media Blog Posts Hopefully these are saying good things...

 Thursday, February 23, 2006

We're one week away from the publication of our next paper, so we're getting pretty excited. Here are some teasers to get you in the right mood:

 Monday, February 14, 2005

Here's an excellent online discussion of our paper by PZ Myers.

 Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Did you know that C. elegans is "un petit cuc del terra" in Catalan? Then check this out. If your Catalan isn't up to scratch, try this commentary on our paper.

 Thursday, January 13, 2005

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler," Albert Einstein once said. Nature seems to agree. For more information on this work see the Cell-O website.