We had a big event last week! Dr. Sean Carroll visited Miami as the speaker for the 43rd annual Hefner Lecture. We had a lot of fun interacting with him, and the two talks he gave (a technical talk on snake venoms, and the Hefner Lecture on his most recent book “THE SERENGETI RULES“) were both engaging and inspirational!
Still preprint, but the manuscript regarding our effort to establish a system to analyze enhancers in Tribolium is now available on bioRxiv (link).
We had a lot of struggles to make this work, but we also had a lot of fun collaborating with Dan, Marc, and Ezzat. This work was not possible at all without their help. No celebration yet, as we still need to find good home for this manuscript (fingers crossed), but hope this is a big step forward in insect evodevo!
We made all of our FAIRE data available (NCBI GEO link here), so you can take a look at your genes and hunt for your enhancers!