I got my PhD in developmental genetics and computational biology at Marcos Egea's lab (Cartagena, Spain) in 2012, where I had the opportunity to work on an exciting biological process, and to explore several gene expression technologies, from microarrays and Q-PCR to NGS.
I switched to cancer epigenomics during my first postdoc at Miguel Angel Peinado's lab (Barcelona, Spain), where I enjoyed dealing with further challenges, including the analysis of the epigenomics and transcription of repetitive elements. After that, I moved to Tuncay Baubec and Mark D. Robinson labs at University of Zurich, Switzerland, to pursue my interest in exploring gene expression regulation using statistical bioinformatics methods.
Currently, I'm a postdoc with Mark D. Robinson, where I'm mainly developing methods for epigenomics and single-cell technologies.
I'm passionate about computational biology in all its flavours. I enjoy to engage in collaborative research, but also work in a largely independent manner, mainly to develop new tools to browse and analyze biodata.
I'm very grateful to all the talented and diverse researchers I have worked alongside, who excel in technical skills but also in wider values, e.g. my advisors Marcos Egea, Julia Weiss, Miguel A. Peinado, Tuncay Baubec and Mark D. Robinson, and also to many researchers who have been source of inspiration: Fumiichiro Yamamoto, Tanya Vavouri, Charlotte Soneson, Marcus Buschbeck, Michael Baudis, Eduard Casas, and Raffaella Santoro.
I'm also thankful to the bright students I tutorized in the past: Francisco Chen (Univ. Barcelona, with M.A. Peinado), Alberto Sierco (Univ. Barcelona, with M.A. Peinado), Gustavo Rosell (UOC/UB), Lorena Ponce (UOC/UB), Jose Munuera (UOC/UB), Mar Garcia (UOC/UB), Lucio Rodriguez (UOC/UB), Chaitra Rao (ETH Zurich, with T. Baubec) and Emanuel Sonder (ETH Zurich, with Mark D. Robinson).
I advocate for Open Science and Free Software. I am a Debian GNU/Linux user since 2003 and enjoy scientific systems administration. In my spare time I like reading, violin playing, trail running, cross-country skiing, and boulder climbing.