Toni Gabaldón, Principal Investigator
ICREA Research professor, group leader at the Centre for Genomic Regulation, and associate professor at the UPF. He lead the comparative genomics groups. 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.
Irene Julca, Postdoctoral Researcher
My principal area of interest is plant evolution and my main project is focused on understanding the phylogenetic relationships of olive with other plant species. I am also working on other different projects which involve the comparative genomic analysis of different species of plants and insects.
Rosa Fernández, Postdoctoral Researcher
My research focuses on understanding how animal life took shape in space and time through phylogenomics and comparative genomics. I’m particularly interested in (i) applying state-of-the-art phylogenomic methods to unravel recalcitrant relationships in the Metazoa Tree of Life, and (ii) understanding the nature and evolution of the gene repertoire in animal genomes.