From mid-August till mid-September, Dr. Hans Recknagel visited BGI-Qingdao to discuss the progress of the genome assembly with the Qingdao working group. During his research visit, he met with Dr. Chengcheng Shi, who is coordinating the genome assembly and analyses on the side of BGI-Qingdao. Through many productive discussions, progress…

Meeting of the PGP Group in Ljubljana, May 2023

Proteus Genome Project members after successful meeting at the Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, May 31, 2023

Published outreach audiobook on the Proteus Genome Project on ,SciPod’

We have published outreach audiobook on the Proteus Genome Project on science communication channel, 'SciPod’

Prospective paper on PGP published

The first paper derived from the project provides the scientific and biomedical rationale for exploring the olm genome and outlines potential outcomes, challenges, and methodological approaches required to analyze and annotate one of the largest tetrapod genome. Paper entitled "Toward the massive genome of Proteus anguinus—illuminating longevity, regeneration, convergent evolution,…

ARRS project granted to dr. Rok Kostanjšek

A three-year research project entitled "Genomic and transcriptomic insights into the exceptional biology of proteus (Proteus anguinus)" has been granted to one of the PGP coordinators, dr. Rok Kostanjšek, by the Slovenian Research Agency. The project will further support our efforts to better understand the biology of proteus by deciphering…

dr. Hans Recknalgel joins the PGP team

In 2020 the PGP research team welcomed dr. Hans Recknagel, an expert in evolutionary genomics, who joined the team via Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship grant.

Anouncement of Proteus genome being sequenced

Announcement of the first major step towards entangling the Proteus genome - obtaining the sequence of the Proteus genome, has been be held in the Recorate of University of Ljubljana (UL), on 25th of November 2019. The event was hosted by rector of the University of Ljubljana, prof. dr. Igor…

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