“Team Radespiel” Back From the Field

Team Radespiel has returned from 6 months in Madagascar as of November 2017. Overall, the first season of the project was very successful and we are all very happy with the results. We captured or sampled many species during our time in Ambanjabe, Ankarafantsika National Park including sifaka, sportive lemurs, and mouse lemurs as well … More “Team Radespiel” Back From the Field

Distinguishing structure from panmixia: Simona Grusea submitted our latest article to Theoretical Population Biology

The IICR (inverse instantaneous coalescence rate) is time- and sample-dependent parameter that was originally introduced by Olivier Mazet in an article published in 2016 in Heredity. Imagine that you have two haploid genomes, one question a population geneticist would ask is “what could I say with so much genomic data about the demographic history of … More Distinguishing structure from panmixia: Simona Grusea submitted our latest article to Theoretical Population Biology

Gabriele Sgarlata submitted the latest version of his manuscript on Microcebus tavaratra

Gabriele Sgarlata, still in Madagascar, has just submitted the last version of his manuscript on the genetic diversity and demographic history of the mouse lemur Microcebus tavaratra. We are waiting for the final and official acceptance letter, but based on the latest comments of the editor of the International Journal of Primatology, the paper should … More Gabriele Sgarlata submitted the latest version of his manuscript on Microcebus tavaratra

New member to join Guillaume Besnard’s team in Toulouse!

Guillaume Besnard, head of the Toulouse INFRAGECO team, in the Evolution & Diversité Biologique (EDB) lab, opened a position for a post-doctoral researcher to work on the population genomics of Madagascar olive trees (genus Noronhia). The position was advertised at the beginning of the summer and we were lucky enough to have several very good … More New member to join Guillaume Besnard’s team in Toulouse!

SINS is around the corner

At the IGC we have been using our internally developed program to simulate complex demographic scenarios, SINS (Simulating INdividuals in Space), to simulate scenarios of habitat loss and fragmentation and to study how these events may affect the genetic patterns of populations. SINS helps us comparing different explanations for the data that we observe in the … More SINS is around the corner

Proofs of the first article of the INFRAGECO project sent yesterday to the journal Heredity (nature publishing group) !

Yesterday, we sent the corrected proofs of our first INFRAGECO manuscript to Heredity. In this manuscript we extend the original work of Mazet et al (2016) on the IICR (inverse instantaneous coalescence rate). In a few words, we study the properties of the IICR under various models of population structure. We thus try to understand … More Proofs of the first article of the INFRAGECO project sent yesterday to the journal Heredity (nature publishing group) !

Guillaume Besnard is back from field work in Madagascar

Guillaume Besnard, PI of the EDB team just came back from a mission in Madagascar. There he joined the team led by Barbara Le Pors and with the help of Emmanuel Rasolondraibe, Tantely Ralantoharijaona, Jacquis Randriamaroson, and local guides hired in the different localities, they collected samples from various species, including Noronhia (Madagascar olive tree), … More Guillaume Besnard is back from field work in Madagascar

The INFRAGECO group is joined by students from Instituto Superior Técnico.

This summer two students, Inês Lourenço and Alexandre Reis, from the Instituto Superior Técnico have joined us at the IGC. As part of a collaboration between the Instiuto Gulbenkian de Ciencia and Instituto Superior Técnico, Inês and Alex will be assisting the PCG group with improving the performance of our simulation programs while gaining hands … More The INFRAGECO group is joined by students from Instituto Superior Técnico.