Toni Gabaldón, Principal Investigator
ICREA Research professor, group leader at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), and the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC), and associate professor at the UPF. He leads the comparative genomics groups. His main research interests are in the fields of genomics and evolution with significant contributions to the understanding of how genes, pathways, biological organisms and communities evolve and perform their functions.
Olfat Khannous, BIOINFORMATICIAN
Biotechnologist with expertise in Bioinformatics and passionate of scientific diffusion. Currenlty working in the development and implementation of computational tools for metagenomics in a diagnostic context. Highly interested in Genomics and Biomedical research in general.
Guifré Torruella, Postdoctoral researcher
As an evolutionary protistologist, my goal is to improve our knowledge on the origin & early eukaryote evolution, from its last common ancestor to our current biodiversity. My research involves sampling and culturing protists, sequencing and analysing their transcriptomes and genomes to tackle phylogenetic and comparative genomics questions.
Ismael Collado Cala, Student
Student of Web Applications Development – BioInformatics (CFGS). Currently graduated in Multiplatform application development. Highly interested in Big Data and Data Analysis.
Maria Artigues, Undergraduate Student
Undergraduate student in Human Biology. Currently interested in pursuing a career in Bioinformatics.
Andrés Garisoain Zafra, Student
Future scientist and bioinformatician. Passionate about science and technology with the purpose of doing a PhD.
Mercedes Castro, Undergraduate student
Undergraduate computer science student with strong interests in biology. My research involves prediction of secondary structures of long non-coding RNAs with the aim of studying evolution.
Ortansa Raluca Ghita, Undergraduate student
Student of Medical Engineering-Politehnica University Bucharest. I’m interested in Biomedical research, especially the influence of microbiome in different disease.
Ömer Ege Kara, Undergraduate student
I am Ömer Ege Kara, an undergraduate student studying Computer Engineering and Mathematics and I am interested in Applied Mathematics. In the Comparative Genomics group, I am working on the analysis of microbiome data using Machine Learning methods.
Madison Snyder, Undergraduate student
Swarthmore College Biology graduate interested in genetics and human health research. Currently interested in studying biomarkers for colorectal cancer
Saptashwa Datta, Masters student
I am an experimental biologist by training who also wants to dabble a little in the
engineering and computational side of things. Currently my research over here is
focused on the oral microbiome, transcriptomics and comparative genomics
of fungi. I am interested in working in the intersection of biology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology and computational biology.