Ph.D. in Biology (Molecular Microbiology). Expertise in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology.
Current: CSIC researcher (since March 2017). Senior Group Leader of the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Group @ Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, since 2013.
Biologist by training, I specialized in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology via postdoctoral training in different labs in the US (R.F. Doolittle’s lab at UCSD as a NASA fellow recipient to conduct research on evolution, Adam Godzik’s lab in structural Bioinformatics). After almost 6 years of research abroad, I returned to Spain in 2003 to Alfonso Valencia’s lab at CNB-CSIC, being a recipient of a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant.
Became an independent Group Leader in 2009 in Badalona, at the Institute for Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (former IMPPC, now merged with IGTP)
==Our research interests focus in protein families
(i) emergence and evolution of signaling pathways
(ii) integration and data analyses for comparative genomics
(iii) estimation of the impact of mutations in the protein function
(iv)understanding how function and evolution within a structural bioinformatics perspective operates
==Facilities: setting-up computational facilities to enable high performance scientific computation.
== Editorial Board of Peer J.
== External Evaluator for the European Commission since 2009 and other European funding agencies including ANEP.
== Elected member of the "Molecular Computational Biology Group" from the Spanish Society of Computational Biology.
== Three PhD Doctoral thesis supervised. The awardees currently doing research in excellent labs
== 5 master Thesis supervised (CNIO, UB, UPF, UAB).
== Organizer of 4 international meetings.