Department: Molecular Biology and Biochemical Engineering

Area: Genetics

Research group: Genética del Control de la División Celular


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PAIDI Areas: Biology and Biotechnology

PhD programs: Bioinformática en biotecnología y biomedicina, Biología celular, molecular e ingeniería genética

Doctor by the Universidad de Málaga with the thesis Estrategia computacional para la asignación funcional de proteínas abordando el problema de multidominio 2003. Supervised by Dr. Guillermo Thode Mayoral, Dr. Oswaldo Trelles.

Degree and PhD in Biology with thesis specialized in Bioinformatics (2003). Two-month stay at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) with EMBO grant (2002) and postdoctoral contract at the National Institute of Bioinformatics (INB; 2004-2007). Since 2007 Associate Professor at the Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), and since 2018 Full Professor. Responsible for the UPOBioinfo group, with research line in computational analysis of biological sequences associated with human diseases. Interested in the analysis of sequences and gene expression related to genetic diseases, mainly rare diseases such as Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), and in the analysis of bacterial pangenomes of species causing infections in humans, with special interest in the study of CRISPR-Cas defense systems and bacteriophages. More than 50 published articles indexed in SCIE and 2 supervised theses (and other 2 in process). Director of the Scientific Computing Center of the UPO (C3UPO) since 2015, director of the official Master in Health Biotechnology (2010-2022), and currently director of an online Diploma and Master in Bioinformatics Analysis of the UPO (since 2015).