Member of the RCC Academic Council, Professor Gonzalo Giribet, will be giving a lecture for ECUSA-Boston, Association of Spanish Scientists in the US (Boston).
The talk is entitled "The neglected majority: using invertebrates to study evolution, phylogeny and biogeography" and it is addressed to a wide audience.
Professor Gilibet teaches Biology and Evolution of Invertebrate Animals, Biogeography, Systematics and Metazoan Systematics. His primary research focuses on the evolution and biogeography of invertebrate animals using morphology, molecular sequences and transcriptomic analyses. Current NSF-funded projects include a multidisciplinary AToL study "AToL: Phylogeny on the Half-shell -- Assembling the Bivalve Tree of Life", and an ARTS project on the "Taxonomy and systematics of selected Neotropical clades of arachnids", which focuses on Opiliones, Ricinulei and Araneae. Gilibet’s lab continues working on aspects of systematics and biogeography of many other favorite groups of invertebrates, including Chilopoda, Onychophora, Palpigradi, Annelida, Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, Sipuncula and Porifera as well as on the technical aspects of the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing, including phylogenomics, RNA-Seq based expression data, or target-gene capture approaches.
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