I was an undergraduate, and later a graduate student, at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where I started a PhD in Biology in 1992. After quitting the academic world for a few years, I finished my PhD and went back to basic research in 1999 as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh. I entered the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in 2002 as a research fellow within the Ramón y Cajal program and was appointed ICREA Research Professor at the UPF in 2006 and Professor of Genetics in 2010.
Currently I lead a research group in Evolutionary Genomics within the Evolutionary Biology Unit of the Department of Experimental and Heath Sciences of the UPF. Since 2013, I am also the director of that Department. Additionally, I am the director of the Population Genomics Node of the Spanish National Institute for Bioinformatics (INB). Finally, I have recently joined the CRG (Center for Genomic Regulation) to carry out studies linking Genotypes and Phenotypes.