• Current members

    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 continues to teach at UPF. She currently leads the Evolutionary Genomics group at GRIB (IMIM-UPF).
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    José Carlos gratuated in Biochemistry at Universitat de les Illes Balears in 2015. After his BSc he did a MSc of Molecular Biotechonology at the Universitat de Barcelona (2016) and a second MSc of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (2019). He began his PhD in 2019 and now he is interested in studying the evolutionary relationships between de novo and duplicated genes.

    Ivan de la Rubia is a joint Ph.D. student in Eyras’ group at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR - ANU) and in Albà's group at the Biomedical Informatics Research Program of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) / Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute. In 2015, he graduated in Computer Science at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC), specializing in the area of algorithms and data structures. From 2015 to 2017, he worked at the Data Management Group at UPC (DAMA-UPC). In 2018 he obtained an MSc in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences at UPF. He is currently developing algorithms for long read RNA sequencing.

    Simone graduated with a BCs in Biology in 2015 at the University of Lausanne (UNIL), where he also completed his academic formation obtaining a MSc in Molecular Biology with specialization in Bioinformatics in 2017. Simone became part of the group as technician. He is developing pipelines for de novo transcript assembly and gene expression regulation analyses.

    Marta Huertas is a last year undergraduate student in Genetics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She has done an internship in the group as part of her studies and is currently investigating the evolutionary dynamics of recently evolved genes.

    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.
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