Past group members

2012 Marta Mele, Postdoc  B.Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain. July 2005. M.Sc. in Biomedical Research. Universitat Pompeu Fabra. July 2007. PhD. Universitat Pompeu Fabra. March 2011. Dissertation Topic: “Incorporating recombination into the study of recent human evolutionary history “.

Now with Dr. John Rinn (

Harvard university (USA)

Marc Dabad, Computational assistant B.Sc. Biotechnology, Universitat de Vic, Spain. June 2011 M.Sc. Bioinformatics for Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra / Universitat de Barcelona.

Now at CNAG (

2013 Javier Quilez Oliete, Postdoc B.Sc. Biotechnology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. February 2007 M.Sc. Biomedical Research, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain. June 2008 Ph.D. Animal Production, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. September 2012. Dissertation Topic: “Application of genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphism arrays to understanding dog disease and evolution”.


2011-2014 Marcos Fernandez, Computational assistant Computer Engineer, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB),September 2007.Technical Computer Engineer, Universtiat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), June 2004.Free Software Master Degree student, Universtitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

Now at CNAG (

2010-2014 Javier Prado, FPI Scholarship MICINN B.Sc. Biotechnology, Universitat de Vic, Spain. June 2009 Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra/Universitat de Barcelona.

September 2009-June 2011

Now postdoc with Dr. Chris Tyler Smith (

WT Sanger Institute (UK)

Belen Lorente-Galdos, Postdoc ERC StGt Project ContractB.Sc. Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Barcelona, Spain.February 2005. Master in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University/University of Barcelona, February 2007. PhD in Biomedicine. Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Dissertation Topic: “The action of natural selection in recently duplicated genes“ 2013-2015


Now with Dr. Nenad Sestan (

Yale School of Medicine (USA)

Irene Hernando, PhD student FI Generalitat de Catalunya contract 

B.Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Biology, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain. June 2009.M.Sc. in Human Biology. Universitat de Barcelona/Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

June 2010-September 2015.

contact: irene.hernando[at]

Now with Dr. Wolf Reik  (

Babraham Institute, Cambridge (UK)

Tiago Carvalho, PhD student ERC StGt Project Contract

B. Sc. in Bioinformatics, College of Biotechnology, Portuguese Catholic University (UCP), 2009.M. Sc. in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution, Science Faculty, Porto University (UP), 2012-2016

contact: tiago.carvalho[at]

Now with Dr. Luis Barreiro (

Montreal (Canada)

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Guillem de Valles, PhD student FPI Fellowship.  co-directed with Ferran Casals (UPF)

B.Sc  Ciencies del mar a la ULPGC (Universitat de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). Master Genetics and development (UB).contact: guillemdevalles1986[at]

contact: charles dot darwin at upf dot edu