Mar obtained her PhD at the University of Barcelona in 1997 and a Master in Bioinformatics and Molecular Modeling at the University of London in 1999. She worked as a postdoc in the laboratories of John Hancock (Medical Research Council, UK), on the evolution of amino acid tandem repeats, and of Paul Kellam (University College London), on virus genomics. In 2002 she obtained a tenure-track position at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona) and in 2005 she was appointed ICREA Research Professor at Fundacio IMIM and Associate Professor at UPF. She currently leads the Evolutionary Genomics group at GRIB (IMIM-UPF).
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Jorge graduated in Biotechnology at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in 2010 and he finished a MSc in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2013. In 2017, he completed a PhD in Biomedicine with Dr. Mar Albà at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). His doctoral and postdoctoral research focuses on the identification and study of recently evolved genes in mammals using next generation sequencing technologies.
Will studied at the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he graduated with a BS in Biology and BA in Spanish in 2010. He completed his MSc in Bioinformatics at Pompeu Fabra University and began his doctorate in 2015. Will is interested in studying the mechanisms driving de novo gene emergence, the unique properties of de novo genes, and their evolutionary fate.
Dr Subirana has PhDs in Chemistry and in Industrial Engineering. He is an emeritus professor of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. He has been mainly interested in the structure of DNA and its interaction with proteins, He has also worked in the structure of nylons and related polypeptides. He was a pioneer in the introduction in Spain of crystallographic methods applied to Structural Biology. He is a member of EMBO (1969) and the Reial Academia de Ciencies i Arts de Barcelona (2004). He is presently interested in the study of repeat sequences in non-coding DNA.
Teresa graduated in Biology at the University of Calabria (Unical) Italy. At the beginning of the third year of her biology degree she spent a semester in Cardiff University for Erasmus, where she started to be interested in Bioinformatics. She then decided to pursuit her Master degree in Bioinformatics at the University of Bologna, where she got in touch with programming, NGS, proteins and machine learning. She is now working on her Master thesis at the Evolutionary Genomics lab (IMIM-UPF). If 'Evolution did it' (cit. B. Rost 1999), then this is the right place to find it out.