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.
Andrés Garisoain Zafra, Student
Future scientist and bioinformatician. Passionate about science and technology with the purpose of doing a PhD.
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.
Javier Maravall, Master student
I graduated in both mathematics and philosophy, and while currently acquiring a background in biology, I’m interested to learn how mathematical techniques can be applied in comparative genomics, particularly in the context of co-ocurrence networks.
Moisès Bernabeu, Master student
I am interested in unravelling the events that occurred in the transition from the prokaryotic to eukaryotic cell. Using phylogenomic data sets we search for the distances between species groups which are interesting for these events. This work is complemented by the study of the distribution of these branches’ lengths.
Dániel Májer, Undergraduate Student
Student of Bioinformatics and Web Application Development (HTC). Passionate about Data efficiency and Data analytics.