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Caribbean Genome Center

Caribbean Genome Center shared Fundacion Surfrider Rincón's event. ...

International Coastal Cleanup Day 2017

September 16, 2017, 8:00am - September 16, 2017, 11:00am

Our annual cleanup of the Marias Beach area to El Faro, in conjunction with the Scuba Dogs Society and the Municipio. Bags, gloves, cold drinking water, tally sheets and more will be provided.

Puerto Rican Parrot Genome Project

Hope everyone stays safe in this hurricane. ...

Just got report from parrot breeding facility in El Ynque. They put parrots into hurricane shelter - captive parrots well, wild parrots we don't know yet, all access to El Yunque National Forest blocked by fallen trees, debris and damaged roads. ...

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This past Thursday and Friday we held the 2017 post-breeding census for the Puerto Rican parrot population in the El Yunque National Forest. On Friday morning, we documented a number of 53-56 parrots. To put this in perspective, the highest number of parrots ever recorded in this forest was 47, back in 1989 shortly before hurricane Hugo. Thus, we now have an all time record number of parrots in El Yunque. To put this in even greater perspective, in February of 2015 there were only 10-13 parrots left in the wild in El Yunque. However, in June 2015 we initiated a new strategy for releasing captive reared parrots on El Yunque that had demonstrated significant success. Since 2015 we have had 60-70% first year survival and the latest group released just over 6 weeks ago still has 100% survival. All these releases have occurred at the site in the photo. And although the new release strategy has been a key factor, the teamwork and commitment of the USFWS Rio Grande Field Office staff has also been an essential part of this accomplishment. For that I would like to recognize and thank the efforts of our team: Wilfredo Abreu, Gabriel Benitez, Arelis Jhonson, Limary Ramirez, Iris Rodriguez, Miguel Toledo, Pablo Torres, and Jafet Velez.

Local Genome Diversity Studies

Kirill's Defense ...

Kirill's Defense

May 11, 2017, 9:00pm - May 11, 2017, 11:00pm

Genome Biology Class of 2017 having fun in the NGS lab ...

Local Genome Diversity Studies of Puerto Rico updated their profile picture. ...

Please share this with the students that may be interested in joining our program:

REGISTER FOR BIOLOGY OF GENOMES CLASS
(BIOL 4994/4991 Oleksyk/Martinez-Cruzado/Majeske)
In this class you will learn about the newest technologies in genome analysis, and receive hands on training with the PCR-based and Next Generation Sequencing technology. In addition, you will be given introduction to LINUX and PYTHON needed to start your research project in Bioinformatics. This class is designed to provide a transition to the independent research in Genetic labs at UPRM. BIOL 3300 and 3.0 GPA are prerequisites. You will need a signed permission from Drs. Martinez Cruzado, Oleksyk or Majeske. You can get the permissions in B313, 314, 315 or F102, or by contacting me by email at dna.lab@upr.edu
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Laboratory of Genomic Diversity