Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics Group
  We use molecular tools to study the evolution of diversity, and assist in its conservation

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Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics Group
Estación Biológica de Doñana - CSIC
Avda. Américo Vespucio, 26
41092 Sevilla, Spain
Phone: +34-954 232340 Ext 1330
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Twitter @Sunda_Miguel
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Research Interests

I am interested in understanding extant biodiversity through an evolutionary approach. Particularly, my work will focus on reconstructing Southeast Asian vertebrate phylogenies and study their population genetic structure using DNA sequencing. I will be working with fresh and museum samples with the ultimate goals of unveiling their speciation patterns and the human impact on their genetic structure. I will start my work on Sundamys rats, a genus of rodents endemic to Sundaland, as a group model to explore how among island and altitudinal barriers might have driven speciation in Sundaland. I will reconstruct the pyhologenetic relationships among the species within this group incorporating individuals from populations belonging to different islands.

My PhD project is related with the research on the Evolution of Biodiversity on the Sunda Shelf


Peer-reviewed Articles


The generic status of Rattus annandalei (Bonhote, 1903) (Rodentia, Murinae) and its evolutionary implications
Camacho-Sanchez M, Leonard JA , Fitriana Y, Tilak M-K, Fabre P-H (2017)
Journal of Mammalogy 38(5), 1340-1355




Effect of the enzyme and PCR conditions on the quality of high-throughput DNA sequencing results Brandariz-Fontes C*, Camacho-Sanchez M*, Vilà C, Vega-Pla JL, Rico C, Leonard JA (2017) (*Equal contribution)
Scientific Reports 5: Article 8056


2. Camacho-Sanchez M, Burraco P, Gomez-Mestre I, Leonard JA (2013) Preservation of RNA and DNA from mammal samples under field conditions. Molecular Ecology Resources 13, 663-73. | Nucleic Acid Preservation (NAP) Buffer's lab recipe |

1. Sussarellu R, Fabioux C, Camacho-Sánchez M, Le Goïc N, Lambert C, Soudant P, Moraga D (2012) Molecular and cellular response to short-term oxygen variations in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 412, 87-95.