Current Group Members

Tomas Marques-Bonet, Group leader, ICREA Research Professor

B.Sc. Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain.February 2000PhD in Biology. Universitat Pompeu Fabra. January 2007.Postdoctoral researcher at UW (seattle, WA) under supervision of Dr. Evan Eichler supported by IOF Marie Curie fellowship.EMBO Young Investigator Award 2013contact: tomas dot marques at upf dot edu


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 Lukas Kuderna, PhD student. FPI Fellowship.  

B.Sc. in Molecular Biology, University of Vienna, 2009-2013; M.Sc. in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra,2013-2015 Contact: lukas.kuderna[at]

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 Irene Lobon, PhD Student co-directed with Eduardo Soriano (IRB, UB) 

B.Sc. in Biology, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM), June 2013; M.Sc. in Molecular Biomedicine, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM), June 2014. Contact irenelobong[at]

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 Claudia Fontsere, PhD student. Beca “La Caixa” 

B.Sc. in Human Biology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, June 2014; Student of M.Sc. in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, since 2014 Contact: claudia.fontsere01[at]


Aitor Serres, PhD. student. 

B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Universitat de Barcelona, September 2014; M.Sc in Molecular Biotechnology, Universitat de Barcelona July 2015; Contact: aserresarmero[at]


Martin Kuhlwilm, postdoctoral researcher (DFG fellowship) 

Diplom in Biology, Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 2004-2010. PhD in Biology, Universität Leipzig / Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, 2010-2015.

Contact: martin.kuhlwilm[at], +34 933160845


Sojung Han, PhD student

B.Sc. in Life Science, University of Seoul, 2003- 2008,M.Sc. in Life Science (crystallography), University of Seoul, 2008-2010, M.Sc. in Biological Sciences (primate behavior), Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, 2011-2013.

Contact: sojung.han01[at]


Manuel Solís Moruno, PhD student. Maria de Maetzu Fellowship.  Co-directed with Ferran Casals (UPF) 

B.Sc. in Basic and Experimental Biomedicine, University of Seville, 2011-2015; M.Sc. in Omics Data Analysis, University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia, 2015-2016.

Contact: manuelsolismoruno add

Luis Ferrández Peral, PhD student. La Caixa Fellowship

BSc in Biology, Universidad de Alicante (Spain, 2015); MSc in Bioinformatics, University of Skövde (Sweden, 2016).
Contact: luis.ferrandez add

Laura Batlle Masó, PhD student.  Co-directed with Ferran Casals (UPF) 

B.Sc. in Human Biology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. June 2015
M.Sc. in Clinical Analysis Laboratory, Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Uppsala University. June 2016.

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Marina Álvarez-Estapé, Laboratory Technician

B.Sc in Genetics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), 2011-2016.
M.Sc in Biomedical Research, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), 2016-2017. Contact: marina.alvarez[at]
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Paula Esteller, PhD student. 

B.Sc. in Biotecnhology, Universitat Politècnica de València, 2012-2016. M.Sc. Genetics and Genomics, Universitat de Barcelona, 2016-2017. Contact: paula.esteller[at]

David Juan Sopeña, Postdoctoral researcher

B.Sc. Chemistry (esp. Biochemistry), University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), Spain. February 2000.
PhD in Molecular Biology. University Autonoma of Madrid (UAM). January 2016.
Contact: david.juan[at]

Johanna Krueger, PUSSH ETN Network PhD Student

B.Sc. in Life Sciences, University of Potsdam,
September 2015; M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, May 2019,
PhD Student IBE, Universitat Pompeu Fabra since November 2020, Contact:

Marc Palmada, La Caixa PhD student

B.Sc. in Biology, Universitat de Girona, 2015-2019. M.Sc. in Advanced Genetics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2019-2020. Contact:

Joseph Orkin, La Caixa Junior Leader Postdoctoral Scholar

B.A. in Anthropology and Philosophy, Penn State University, 2005
Ph.D. in Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2014
Contact: joseph.orkin[at]

Esther Lizano, Postdoctoral Researcher

B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Barcelona, 2000. Dr.rer.nat. Biochemistry, University of Leipzig, 2007. M.Sc. in Genetic Counseling, Pompeu Fabra University, 2013. Contact: esther.lizano[at]

Harvinder Pawar, FI Fellowship PhD Student

MSci Genetics, University College London, 2015-2019.

Irune Ruiz, MdM Fellowship PhD Student

B.Sc. in Human Biology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, June 2016; M.Sc. in Biological Anthropology, Universidad de Barcelona and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, October 2019. Contact:
contact: charles dot darwin at upf dot edu

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