Microbial oceanography, marine virology, genomics, biogeochemistry, gene regulation, small RNA


3. Gajigan AP, Yñiguez AT, Villanoy CL, San Diego-McGlone ML, Jacinto GS, Conaco C. 2018. Diversity and community structure of marine microbes around the Benham Rise underwater plateau, northeastern Philippines. PeerJ 6:e4781; DOI 10.7717/peerj.4781 (full-text, pdf)

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2. Gajigan AP & Conaco C. 2017. A microRNA regulates the response of corals to thermal stress. Molecular Ecology 26:3472–3483. doi:10.1111/mec.14130  (full-text, pdf)


1. Gajigan AP, Diaz LA & Conaco C. 2017. Resilience of the prokaryotic microbial community of Acropora digitifera to elevated temperature. MicrobiologyOpen 00:e478.  doi: 10.1002/mbo3.478 (full-text, pdf)

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• Gajigan AP, Schvarcz CR, & Steward GF. 2019. MicroRNAs as molecular weapons in giant virus-phytoplankton infection. Poster presentation at the annual C-MAIKI (Center for Microbiome Analysis through Island Knowledge and Investigation) conference, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

• Gajigan AP & Conaco C. 2017. Taxonomic and functional diversity of marine microbes in the Philippine archipelago. 3rd PICES/ICES Early Career Scientist Conference, Climate, Oceans and Society: Challenges and Opportunities, Busan, Korea.

• Gajigan AP, Haifen C, Sheraton V, & Yi CTS. 2016. Gene regulatory network in corals. Oral Presentation at NTU Winter School: Introduction to Complexity Science, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

• Gajigan AP, Yňiguez AT, Jacinto GS, Cabrera OC, Villanoy CL & Conaco C. 2015. Exploring the microbial community structure in two biogeographic regions in the Philippine archipelagic seas. Oral Presentation at the 13th Philippine Association of Marine Science Symposium, General Santos, Philippines

• Gajigan AP & Conaco C. 2015. MicroRNA regulation of the coral thermal stress response. Poster Presentation at the Croucher Summer Course: Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

• Gajigan AP, Guzman CJM, & Conaco C. 2014. Evolutionary relationships of HSP70 genes in marine sponges and their differential expression during thermal stress. Poster Presentation at the 9th IOC-WESTPAC International Symposium on Marine Science, Nha Trang, Vietnam

• Gajigan AP, Hermo MRG, Lagumen MCT, Senal MIS, San Diego-Mcglone ML, & Jacinto GS. 2013. Nutrients and nutrient ratios during the March and April 2013 dinoflagellate bloom in Bolinao, Pangasinan. Oral Presentation at the 12th Philippine Association of Marine Science Symposium, Tacloban, Philippines

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