Volume 2. Issue 7. August 31, 2016.
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The TARA Expedition has arrived at Easter Island as part of its worldwide tour of the oceans to collect physical and biological data aimed at a deep understanding of the planets' evolution. The CGR is involved in the work, through Principal Investigators Alejandro Maass and Mauricio González. The arrival of the expedition to Chile was highlighted in the media, including El Mostrador, La Tercera and Emol.

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CGR 2016 paper count: 32
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The CGR paper of the month:

Phylogenetic tree of the A. thaliana and O. sativa NST/TPT superfamily
Temple H, Saez-Aguayo S, Reyes FC, Orellana A. 2016. The inside and outside: topological issues in plant cell wall biosynthesis and the roles of nucleotide sugar transporters. Glycobiology Aug 9. 

Attention Postdocs and PhD students: the Annual CGR Retreat is coming up on Oct. 7th.

The CGR will have its annual retreat on Friday, October 7th at the Plaza San Francisco Hotel. All Investigators, postdocs and graduate students are invited to attend and present their work. Emphasis will be placed on the most recent advances in the Center 's Genome Projects.

New genomes sequenced at the CGR.

The transcriptome of Atriplex imbricata, a plant inhabiting the Chilean high altitude desert, has been sequenced at the CGR as part of a larger effort to sequence species inhabiting a transect spanning from 2000 to 4000 meters asl. About 50 species of plants have been sequenced.

Dr. Montecino at the 2016 IUBMB Conference:

CGR Principal Investigator Martín Montecino gave a lecture at the 16th International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Conference in Vancouver, Canada, (July 17-21, 2016). His lecture was entitled "Epigenetic Control of Mesenchymal Cell Fate".
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