I am currently the Proteomics Team Leader at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI, Cambridge, UK), responsible of the development and maintenance of the PRIDE database, one of the world's foremost public repositories for mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics data (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/pride). In addition, from 2011 I have been the manager of the ProteomeXchange Consortium, aiming to standardize data submission and dissemination in proteomics resources. I have also contributed to the development of proteomics data standard formats (mzIdentML, mzQuantML, mzTab, proBed, proBAM) and related software, and have participated in the development of several data deposition (e.g. PX submission tool, PRIDE Converter and PRIDE Converter 2) and visualization (PRIDE Inspector) tools. Furthermore, I coordinated the development of the “PRIDE Cluster” spectral clustering algorithm and have participated in the maintenance and refinement of widely-used services such as PICR (Protein Identifier Cross Reference) and OLS (Ontology Lookup Service).
I have been the lead author of high impact papers in Nature Biotechnology, Nature Methods, Nucleic Acids Research and Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, among other journals. Overall, I have published >100 articles with >7000 citations (h-index=36, Google Scholar), largely in computational mass spectrometry (MS) and bioinformatics. So far, I have co-supervised two Ph.D. students and I have also contributed to training activities in a regular basis.
Originally, I earned undergraduate degrees in Pharmacy and in Biochemistry, a Master's degree in Microbiology, and a doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Salamanca, Spain. Afterwards, I held post-doctoral positions at the University of Seville (Spain) and at EMBL-EBI.