NCM 2021: ORG.one: a new program to promote sequencing biodiversity
Register to catch up on Tomas Marques-Bonet's plenary talk from NCM 2021
In recent decades, we have seen an alarming rate of decay in biodiversity, both in population numbers and in number of species. Every single action we can take to help to revert this process, including ecological restoration, education, and restoring and storing biodiversity, should be a priority. As part of this global action, the ORG.one project was born to help create a molecular legacy of the most endangered species in the world.
Dr. Marques-Bonet is an ICREA Research Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and head of the Comparative Genomics group at Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona, Spain, where his group is focused on studying the genomics diversity on non-human primates and the evolution of epigenetics. Dr. Marques-Bonet is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institution (HHMI) Early International Career Scientist and was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2010 and an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2019.