ABALDE Samuel

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  • Marine Ecology, Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC), Blanes, Spain
  • Bioinformatics, Evolutionary genomics, Other animals
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I am interested in the use of phylogenomics, transcriptomics and genomics for studying biodiversity and evolution, and particularly on the study of invertebrates. My PhD studies focused on medically important gastropods of the family Conidae. On one hand, this work contributed to a better understanding of the phylogenetic relationships within the family using both complete mitochondrial genomes and transcriptomes. On the other hand, we have been also describing the composition (and conotoxin levels of expression) of the venom cocktails produced by several species of cone snails using RNA-Seq data. Currently, I am applying genomics to the study of sponges, and in particular to understanding the molecular mechanisms that participate in the intake of silicon.

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