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Rafael Patiño Navarrete (PhD, Posdoctoral fellow)

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University of València (València, Spain)
- PhD in Biotechnology 2013
- Masters in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Genetics, major in Genetics 2007
- B.Sc in Biology 2006



University of València (València, Spain)
Evolutionary genomics and functional studies on the metabolic role of Blattabacterium, primary
endosymbiont of cockroaches.
- Sequencing and annotation of the genome of Blattabacterium cuenoti from Blatta
- Comparative genomics and evolutive analyses among the different strains of
- Transcriptome characterization of the Blattella germánica fat body and ovary.
- Quantification of uric acid metabolism related genes in response to dietary protein
levels in B. germanica, by means of real time quantitative PCR.



University of València (València, Spain)
- Practical course on Evolutionary Mechanism and Processes (Biology degree) 2010
- Practical course on Basic Genetics (Biology degree) 2009
- Practical course on Phylogenetic reconstruction (Biology degree) 2009-2011



Institute of Evolutionary Biology, CSIC-UPF (Barcelona, Spain) 2010 (three months)
Evolution of insect metamorphosis laboratory
- Construction of cDNA library for whole transcriptome sequencing
- Training in maintenance and handling of B. germanica colony


National Institute for Applied Sciences (Lyon, France) 2010 (two weeks)
Functional biology, insects and interactions laboratory.
- Bacteriome dissection of aphids
- RNA extraction from insect tissues



Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio), University of Barcelona.
- DNA phylogenies and genealogies: Reconstruction and applications 2010



- Patiño-Navarrete R, Peretó J, Piulachs MD, Bellés X, Moya A, Latorre A. (In Preparation).
Transcriptome analysis of three tissues from Blattella germanica: Shared metabolism between B.
germanica and Blattabacterium sp.

- Patiño-Navarrete R, Moya A, Latorre A, Pereto J. (2013). Comparative genomics of Blattabacterium
cuenoti: the frozen legacy of an ancient endosymbiont genome. Genome Biology and Evolution.

- González-Domenech CM, Belda E, Patiño-Navarrete R, Moya A, Peretó J, Latorre A. (2012). Metabolic
stasis in an ancient symbiosis: genome-scale metabolic networks from two Blattabacterium
cuenoti strains, primary endosymbionts of cockroaches. BMC Microbiology. 12:S5.

- López-Sánchez MJ, Neef A, Peretó J, Patiño-Navarrete R, Pignatelli M, Latorre A, Moya A. (2009).
Evolutionary convergence and nitrogen metabolism in Blattabacterium strain Bge, primary
endosymbiont of the cockroach Blattella germanica. PLoS Genetics. 5:e1000721.

- López-Sánchez MJ, Neef A, Patiño-Navarrete R, Navarro L, Jiménez R, Latorre A, Moya A. (2008).
Blattabacteria, the endosymbionts of cockroaches, have small genome sizes and high genome
copy numbers. Environmental Microbiology. 10:3417-22.


- Patiño-Navarrete R, Ponce de León M, Montero F, Moya A, Peretó J, Latorre A. (2012). Chromosomal
and metabolic stasis in Blattabacterium cuenoti, the ancient primary endosymbiont of
cockroaches. Poster delivered at the Global Questions on advanced Biology meeting from the
Catalan Society for Biology, Barcelona (Spain). July, 2012.

- Patiño-Navarrete R, Peretó J, Piulachs MD, Bellés X, Moya A, Latorre A. (2011). Transcriptome
analysis of three tissues from Blattella germanica: Shared metabolism between B. germanica and
Blattabacterium sp.. Poster delivered at the XXXVIII Spanish Genetics Society meeting. Murcia,
Spain. September 2011.

- Patiño-Navarrete R, Latorre A. (2010). Comparison of the strains of the cockroach endosymbiotic
bacteria Blattabacterium cuenoti, from the cockroaches Blattella germanica, Periplaneta
americana and Blatta orientalis. Oral presentation delivered at the GDRE of Comparative
Genomics meeting. Barcelona, Spain. November, 2010.

- Patiño-Navarrete R, Peretó J, López-Sánchez MJ, Neef A, Moya A, Latorre A. (2010). Genome
Sequence and evolutionary analysis of Blattabacterium cuenoti, endosymbiont of the cockroach
Blatta orientalis. Poster delivered at the COST action FA0701 “Arthropod symbiont genomics
and metagenomics. Funchal, Portugal. January, 2010.

- Patiño-Navarrete R, Peretó J, López-Sánchez MJ, Neef A, Moya A, Latorre A. (2009). Secuenciación y
anàlisis evolutivo del Blattabacterium cuenoti, endosimbionte primario de Blatta orientalis.
Poster delivered at the second Spanish Society for Evolutionary Biology meeting. València,
Spain. November, 2010.