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.
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. His work consists in elaborating strategies to identify patterns of gene expression regulation in different organisms.
Audald completed his degree in Biotechnology at the Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2013. He is currently doing a MSc in Omics Data Analysis at the Univeristat de Vic (UVic). Audald joined the group in order to undertake his MSc final project, aimed at applying third generation techniques to better understand the dynamics of the transcriptome in yeast, as well as the differences when comparing to Illumina pipelines.
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.