Iliana Bista, PhD | Postdoctoral Fellow

Bista, Iliana

I am working as a PostDoc on the Vertebrates Genomes Project (VGP) at the Sanger Institute, sequencing reference quality genomes across vertebrate species with particular focus on fish. Additionally I am investigating the genome evolution of the Antarctic Notothenioid fish radiation.

Past and continuous activities involve exploring biodiversity of freshwater and marine ecosystems using High Throughput Sequencing applications like metabarcoding of environmental DNA (eDNA) and metagenomics.

Publications

  • Performance of amplicon and shotgun sequencing for accurate biomass estimation in invertebrate community samples.

    Bista I, Carvalho GR, Tang M, Walsh K, Zhou X et al.

    Molecular ecology resources 2018

  • Annual time-series analysis of aqueous eDNA reveals ecologically relevant dynamics of lake ecosystem biodiversity.

    Bista I, Carvalho GR, Walsh K, Seymour M, Hajibabaei M et al.

    Nature communications 2017;8;14087

  • Environmental DNA metabarcoding: Transforming how we survey animal and plant communities.

    Deiner K, Bik HM, Mächler E, Seymour M, Lacoursière-Roussel A et al.

    Molecular ecology 2017;26;21;5872-5895

  • Comparative pattern of genetic structure in two Mediterranean killifishes Aphanius fasciatus and Aphanius iberus inferred from both mitochondrial and nuclear data.

    Pappalardo AM, Gonzalez EG, Tigano C, Doadrio I and Ferrito V

    Journal of fish biology 2015;87;1;69-87

  • Mislabeling of Two Commercial North American Hake Species Suggests Underreported Exploitation of Offshore Hake

    Garcia - Vazquez, E., Horreo, J.-L., Machado - Schiaffino et al.

    Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2009;138;4;790-796

  • Phylogeography and genetic structure of the Mediterranean killifish Aphanius fasciatus (Cyprinodontidae)

    Triantafyllidis, A., Leonardos, I., Bista et al.

    Marine Biology 2017;152;5;1159–1167

  • Freshwater Conservation and Biomonitoring of Structure and Function: Genes to Ecosystems

    Clare Gray, Iliana Bista, Simon Creer, Benoit O.L. Demars, Francesco Falciani et al.

    Aquatic Functional Biodiversity 2015;241–271

  • Mislabeling of Two Commercial North American Hake Species Suggests Underreported Exploitation of Offshore Hake

    Garcia - Vazquez, E., Horreo, J.-L., Machado - Schiaffino et al.

    Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2009;138;4;790-796

Bista, Iliana