– Martinez-Abadias N, Mateu R, Niksic M, Russo L & Sharpe J 2016, ‘Geometric Morphometrics on Gene Expression Patterns Within Phenotypes: A Case Example on Limb Development’, Systematic Biology, 65, 2, 194 – 211.
– Abe J, Ozga AJ, Swoger J, Sharpe J, Ripoll J & Stein JV 2016, ‘Light sheet fluorescence microscopy for in situ cell interaction analysis in mouse lymph nodes’, Journal Of Immunological Methods, 431, 1 – 10.
– Onimaru K, Marcon L, Musy M, Tanaka M & Sharpe J 2016, ‘The fin-to-limb transition as the re-organization of a Turing pattern’, Nature Communications, 7, 11582.
– Marcon L, Diego X, Sharpe J & Mueller P 2016, ‘High-throughput mathematical analysis identifies Turing networks for patterning with equally diffusing signals’, Elife, 5, e14022.
Selected research activities
In addition to giving many invited seminars and presentations at international conferences and institutes, a major activity was co-organising this year’s ICSB (International Conference on Systems Biology), with my great colleague from the UPF (universitat Pompeu Fabra) Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo.
A particular highlight was that I organised and chaired an open discussion entitled “Biohacking the Planet” which focused on projects whose goals are to release genetically-altered organisms into the environment with the explicit goal of having an impact on the environment. We had 4 eminent speakers discussing both the sceince and the ethics of projects such as using CRISPR-based gene-drive to /control mosquito populations, and synthtic biology to terraform destroyed habitats.