Digging the information of current genomes to understand our evolutionary past is one of the greatest opportunities of our time. My research combines bioinformatic and evolutionary analysis with genome-scale data to resolve evolutionarily relevant questions. I am particularly interested in understanding major evolutionary transitions. Currently, I am investigating the genomic basis of terrestrialization in land plants through comparative genomic analyses of their closest relatives: the streptophyte algae.
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2020– Postdoc | Dept. Applied Bioinformatics, Institute for Microbiology and Genetics, University of Goettingen, Germany
2018-2020 Postdoc | Dept. Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales – Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain (Host: Prof. Rafael Zardoya).
2017-2018 Postdoc | Dept. Organismal Biology (Systematic Bilogy), Uppsala University, Sweden (Host: Prof. Fabien Burki).
2013-2016 Postdoc | Dept. Biology (Lab. Zoology and Evolutionary Biology), University of Konstanz, Germany (Host: Prof. Axel Meyer)
2008-2012 PhD. Dept. Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales - Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain (Host: Prof. Rafael Zardoya).
2002-2007 BSc in Biology. University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain).
Fellowships and awards (selection)
2017 Juan de la Cierva Incorporación, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)
2014 EMBO Long-Term postdoctoral Fellowship
2013 Alexander von Humboldt Long-Term postdoctoral Fellowship
2012 “Ángel Cabrera Award”, Dept. Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain)
2008 JAE-predoc PhD Fellowship, Spanish Research Council (CSIC)
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