The FAGOMA thematic network was born from an initiative by Dr Juan Carlos Alonso (CNB-CSIC) who successfully applied for a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Ref: BFU2010-10469-E) for the period 13/4/2011 to 12/4/2013. With this grant, two meetings of the group were held (January 2012 in Oviedo and October 2012 in Mallorca). Subsequently, the coordination of the network was left to Dr Pilar Garcia (IPLA-CSIC) who obtained grants from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Ref: BIO2015-70394-REDT) for the period 1/12/2015 to 30/11/2018, in which two meetings were held (June 2016 Oviedo and October 2017 Mallorca). The grant for funding the network was renewed by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (Ref: RED2018-102589-T) for the period 1/1/2020 to 31/12/2021 and extended to 31/12/2022. Meetings were held in October 2018 in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and in October 2021 in Bilbao.