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IES José de Mora participates in the Melanogaster Catch The Fly! …

José de Mora High School participates in the Melanogaster Catch The Fly! project, in the framework of the first European network of citizen science in adaptation genomics. #MelanogasterCTF is a European citizen science project in which researchers, communicators, teachers, primary and secondary students and citizens work with the common goal of understanding how organisms adapt to the environment, taking as a model the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.

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Collecting flies for a European scientific project

STUDENTS FROM THE BENJAMÍN DE TUDELA HIGH SCHOOL COLLABORATE WITH 15 COUNTRIES AND ANALYZE HOW INSECTS ADAPT

Students in the 4th year of ESO, 1st and 2nd year of Baccalaureate Science of the Benjamín de Tudela High School participate for the first time in the European project Melanogaster, Catch the fly!, first European Network of Citizen Science in Adaptation Genomics. Researchers from more than 15 countries participate in the project, as well as communicators, teachers and students from Primary and Secondary education, with the objective to understand how organisms adapt to the environment, taking as a model the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster).

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Historical day for the Eladio Cabañero high school with a presentation of #MelanogasterCTF Citizen Science

Professors and students of the center have made an excellent contribution, which eventually enabled the discovery of the Tomelloso virus.

The Eladio Cabañero high school of Tomelloso had a historic day yesterday, with the presentation of the #MelanogasterCTF citizen science project, of which students and teachers from the center have made a great contribution. The project, which began in October 2016 with the participation of over 200 students, has involved researching the adaptation genomics of the so-called fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) in different environments. This methodical and rigorous work, endorsed by the European Network of Citizen Science, has led to the discovery of the so-called Tomelloso Virus.

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Melanogaster: Catch the Fly!

The Eladio Cabañero High School of Tomelloso lived yesterday a historic day with the presentation of the scientific project ‘Melanogaster: Catch the Fly!’ in the dependencies of the IRIAF (Regional Institute of Research and Agri-Food and Forest Development), also based in Tomelloso.

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A scientific project in Tomelloso detects a fruit fly virus of biological interest, already called “Tomelloso Virus”.

The project has been carried out in its initial phase by professors from the Biology Department of the Eladio Cabañero High School, with the participation of more than 200 students. The project “Melanogaster: Catch the fly!” studies the well-known fruit fly, technically Drosophila melanogaster.

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This Saturday will be the presentation of “Melanogaster: Catch the Fly!”, a project in which the Eladio Cabañero High School of Tomelloso participates

This Saturday, March 9, at 6 PM and in the Assembly Hall of the IRIAF and IVICAM (former School of Foremen) of Tomelloso, the results of the project “Melanogaster: Catch the Fly!” will be presented. A project in which the Eladio Cabañero High School participates, together with the Institute of Evolutionary Biology dependent on the Spanish National Research Council and the Pompeu-Fabra University of Barcelona, ​​and with the collaboration of the Excellent City Council of Tomelloso.

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Identified the crucial role of the mobile elements of DNA in the response to stress, development, and behavior

Researchers from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, a joint center of the CSIC and UPF, have identified 300 mobile elements of DNA that contribute to adaptation to the environment, a key aspect to the evolution of species. Published in PLOS Genetics, it is the most extensive study to date, analyzing the mobile elements of DNA from 60 natural populations of fruit flies. The work sheds light on the adaptive mechanisms involved in stress response, embryonic development, or behavior.

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The Eladio Cabañero High School will present the results of an important citizen science project

On March 9, at 6:00 PM, the results of the “Melanogaster: Catch the Fly!” will be presented. It is an initiative in which the Eladio Cabañero High School participates, together with the Institute of Evolutionary Biology dependent on the Spanish National Research Council and the Pompeu-Fabra University of Barcelona, ​​and with the collaboration of the Most Excellent City Council of Tomelloso.

(Continue reading in The Voice of Tomelloso.) [Spanish]

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Discovered a virus in Tomelloso that affects the vinegar fly

On March 9, at 6:00 PM and in the IVICAM Assembly Hall, the presentation of the results of the ‘Melanogaster: Catch the Fly!’ project will be presented. In this project, the Eladio Cabañero High School participates together with the Institute of Evolutionary Biology dependent on the Spanish National Research Council and the Pompeu-Fabra University of Barcelona, ​​and with the collaboration of the Excellent City Council of Tomelloso.

(Continue reading on EnTomelloso.com) [Spanish]

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ADaptNAtion: Show The Fly!

Citizen science, mobile elements of the genome, mutations and MiniONs. Come learn about genomics and the most modern sequencing techniques used to identify the mobile elements involved in adapting organisms to new environments. This workshop will also have the participation of ESO and high school students who will come from various parts of the state to explain their experience in “Melanogaster: Catch the Fly!”, the first European network of citizen science in adaptation genomics, from the Evolutionary and Functional Genomics group of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) and La Ciència al Teu Món, with funding from FECYT and ERC (European Research Council).

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Sorting flies even if it is time to go home

How do organisms adapt to the environment? The “Melanogaster: Catch the Fly!” project involves citizens studying a model organism in genetics: the fruit fly. New institutes from other arid regions, such as Southern Aragon, are planned to join the initiative.

(Continue reading in the Herald of Aragon.) [Spanish]

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Television

Interview on the Tomelloso virus: teacher Antonio Buendía (IES Eladio Cabañero)

Tomelloso virus: radio spot