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Pablo Vinuesa, PhD
Tutor of the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences
Centro de Ciencias Genómicas, UNAM
A.P. 565-A
Av. Universidad s/n, Col. Chamilpa,
C.P. 62210, Cuernavaca, Morelos

Tel(s). (777) 317 5867,(55) 5622 7691
Fax. (777) 317 5581
Red UNAM: 27691
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April 19th, 2013 - present. Professor of Environmental and Evolutionary Microbiology at the Center for Genomic Sciences (CCG-UNAM) in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
2005 - 2013. Associate Professor of environmental and evolutionary microbiology at the Center for Genomic Sciences (CCG-UNAM) in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
2001 - 2004. Assistant Professor at the Center for Genomic Sciences (CCG-UNAM) in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
1999 - 2001. EU-Training and Mobility of Researchers Postdoctoral Fellow in Bacterial Molecular Genetics in the group of Prof. Dietrich Werner, at the Philipps-Universität-Marburg, Germany.
Research (Google Scholar)
I'm a microbiologist interested in host-microbe interactions, microbial ecology, genomics and evolution. We are interested in learning how anthropogenic environmental perturbation affects the diversity, genomic structure and environmental distribution of selected genera/families of alpha- and gamma-Proteobacteia and diverse classes of accessory genes(i.e. symbiotic, virulence and antibiotic resistance genes).
We are preforming large-scale genome sequencing of selected isolates recovered in the context of an ecologically-explicit sampling scheme to perform what we call ecological pan-genomic analyses. We are particularly interested in better understanding the impact of anthropogenic environmental perturbation on the structure of the pan-genome of Aeromonas, Enterobacteriaceae, Rhizobiaceae, Pseudomonas and Stenotrophomonas, focusing mainly on mobile genetic elements and resistance determinants. see publications. ( »read more)
I'm actively involved in different teaching activities at the graduate and undergratuate levels. The most noteworthy are the Latin American Workshop on Molecular Evolution (TLEM), the International Workshops on Bioinformatics (TIB), and my regular course on Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Genomics, taught every second semester, at the Undergraduate Program in Genomic Sciences (LCG-UNAM), as well as the courses on bioinformatics (Intro2Bioinfo) and Perl programming for bioinformatics (Perl4bioinfo) I regularly teach for the PhD Program in Biomedical sciences. ( »more English; »más - Español).

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Academic information and resources on this site:

1) Research projects with an introduction to the students, friends and colleagues involved in them.
2) Publications and article downloads.
3) Hands-on tutorials on how to perform phylogenetic analyses using sequence data, from SSU rRNA sequence alignment and model fitting, up to ML tree searches and hypothesis testing. Many other tutorials and full-length course materials are provided as PDF files (tutoriales y cursos de bioinformática y filogenética en español), available only in Spanish at the present time.
4) Information on current issues in rhizobial taxonomy, systematics and genomics.
5) Links to software development for microbial pan-genomics and environmental microbiology