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The Eizaguirre Lab

The Eizaguirre Lab

Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics

The Eizaguirre Lab

Conservation biology is one of the rare fields of biology where evolution has been too often neglected. The reason for it probably stands from the misconception that evolution does not act on a relevant time scale. In our lab, we aim to combine the fields of evolutionary and conservation biology to demonstrate the necessity to consider evolutionary  theories in conservation programs. Read more about our work with sea turtles and sticklebacks

Thanks to our dual approach combining a model and non-model system, we can develop new tools, whether ecological or genomic, that can directly be tested experimentally and then deployed to contribute to the protection of endangered species. 

Since 2010 we have been supporting sea turtle conservation groups in Cabo Verde, giving them the needed tools and knowledge to improve their conservation strategies and helping them to build a sustainable future for both sea turtles and local communities. During this time, we have collected thousands of genetic samples and we have created open-source resources that help sea turtle conservation all over the world.

If you are interested in some of our projects and would like to be part of the team, contact us to discuss possibilities or check the existing opportunities in our lab or with our partners in the field.


As part of our work, we create public resources set to help research and/or conservation groups worldwide.

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Welcome to Ana and Frazer new MSc students!

Today we give a warm welcome to Ana and Frazer another two of the students that joined the team this year.

Date added: Thursday, April 23, 2020

New paper released!

Experimental parasite infection causes genome-wide changes in DNA methylation 

Date added: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Welcome to Carles and Amelia, new MSc students!

Meet Carles Ferré and Amelia Ramage, two of our latest students joining the group

Date added: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Leading a symposium at the International Marine Conservation Congress in Kiel

Members of our group will be leading a symposium at the International Marine Conservation Congress  

Date added: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Welcome to Inês and Reiss, new MSc students!

Meet Inês Afonso and Reiss Bush, two of our latest students joining the group

Date added: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New group member

We are all very happy to announce the arrival of a new PhD student, Ceci Hijar from Mexico. 

Date added: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Where you will find us

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, Fogg Building 6.04
E1 4NS London
Tel: +44 (0) 207 882 6982

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