Frank Bisby prize awarded to the principal investigator Carlos Lado

July 4, 2016: Carlos Lado, the project principal investigator, has just been awarded the Frank Bisby Prize 2016! The prize, given by Species 2000 every two years, is for the first global nomenclature database of the Eumycetozoa, created and maintained by him and his team, and for his “outstanding contribution and continued support to the Catalogue [...]

Upcoming international internship

June 28, 2016: At the end of June, Kina García, one of our PhD student, will carry out an internship of five months at Brown’s Lab at Mississippi State University (USA) doing research. She will complete a transcriptomic project which was started last year. Looking forward to new data and further teamwork! News [...]

We’re just back from a productive field trip to Peru

June 3, 2016: An international team of scientists led by Dr. Carlos Lado from the Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC (Madrid, Spain), that included Dr. Arturo Estrada-Torres (Autonomous University of Tlaxcala, Mexico), Dr. Asunción Cano (Natural History Museum of Lima, Peru), Diana Wrigley de Basanta (U.K.) and Italo Treviño (Instituto científico Michael Owen Dillon, Peru) completed a [...]

New article published: “Myxomycete diversity in the coastal desert of Peru with emphasis on the lomas formations”

May 20, 2016: The results obtained from the first survey for myxomycetes in the hyperarid areas of Peru, have just been published in the journal Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid. This study shows that these areas, despite the extreme weather conditions, are rich in myxomycetes and host a unique species assemblage. Among almost 80 species [...]

Our team has grown!!!

February 16, 2016: Christmas retreat is over and now it is time for some good news!  We are pleased to welcome Iván García Cunchillos (MSc. Biology), who is joining our research group as a PhD student, for the next 4 years. He will conduct a biosystematic study of the order Trichiales, under the supervision of Dr. [...]

Using cutting-edge molecular techniques in the project

January 29, 2016: Funded by the program “Ayudas a la movilidad predoctoral” from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Spanish Government), Kina García, one member of the group has just returned to our lab from a 3 month internship in the Evolutionary Protistology Laboratory (Mississippi State University, USA). She has been trained in latest generation molecular techniques. [...]

5th Stage of the MYXOTROPIC project

January 29, 2016: We are pleased to announce that our research group, led by Dr. Carlos Lado, has been recently awarded a grant to develop the 5th stage of the Myxotropic project. Full funding (2015-2018) was approved by the Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness of the Spanish Government (CGL2014-52584-P). The main objective of this 5th phase [...]

Registration open for PROTIST 2016

January 29, 2016: It is now time to register for the international conference “PROTIST 2016” that will be held in Moscow next June. You still have enough time to make the most of the early-bird registration fee (before February 29). This meeting should not be missed! Just visit the official website where you can find all [...]

«Nivicolous Stemonitales from the Austral Andes: analysis of morphological variability, distribution and phenology as a first step toward testing the large-scale coherence of species and biogeographical properties».

April 1, 2015: Ronikier and Lado's new article on nivicolous Stemonitales has just come out in Mycologia. This fine-scale analysis demonstrates the existence of a high intraspecific morphological variability, possibly related to isolation and independent evolutionary processes among remote populations, in most of the studied species. However, a few of them show a uniform [...]

«Didymium xerophilum, a new myxomycete from the tropical Andes» has been published in Mycologia.

February 12, 2015: This article reports the discovery of a new species of the order Physarales from Peru and Argentina. It includes both morphological and molecular data as well as some life cycle observations. A phylogenetic analysis supports its identity as a new species and interestingly, collections were found at almost 5 000 m elevation, [...]