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Volume 2. Issue 5. June 30, 2016.
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On June 15th, the CGR Director, Dr. Miguel L Allende, was incorporated into the Chilean Academy of Science as  a Corresponding Member.  He gave the lecture: "De la neurona al genoma: 30 años de cabezas de pescado" (download here) to an audience of Academy members, present and past students, and family. The photo shows Dr. Allende accompanied by Academy President, Prof. María Teresa Ruiz and Prof. Nibaldo Inesrtrosa, the Academy Vicepresident who presented Dr. Allende.

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CGR 2016 paper count: 22
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The CGR paper of the month:

Strategy for phylogenetic analysis of NSTs predicted from animal and plant species
Orellana A, Moraga C, Araya M, Moreno A. Overview of Nucleotide Sugar Transporter Gene Family Functions Across Multiple Species. J Mol Biol. 2016 May 31. pii: S0022-2836(16)30190-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2016.05.021.

Save the date! October 7th, 2016: Annual CGR Retreat

The CGR will have its annual retreat on Friday, October 7th at a location in Santiago to be announced. 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 genome of Austrolebias charrua has been sequenced at the CGR. Two rounds of Illumina and one of PacBio sequencing were required to obtain an assembly of this extremely large genome: 3.0Gb. The species inhabits temporary ponds in Eastern South America.

High school students visit the CGR

A group of 30 students and their teacher (Mrs. Isabel Bravo) from the Colegio Francisco Javier de Huechuraba, carried out a visit to the CGR facilities at the University of Chile. They were able to observe our work with zebrafish, examine embryos and see first hand how some of our experiments are done. (More photos)
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