Current Group Members

Tomas Marques-Bonet, Group leader, ICREA Research Professor

B.Sc. Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain.February 2000 PhD 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.

contact: tomas dot marques at upf dot edu

Marina Álvarez-Estapé, PhD student

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:

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:

Nuria Hermosilla, FI Fellowship PhD Student

BSc in Genetics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 2015-2019.
MSc in Bioinformatics, University of Copenhagen 2019-2021.

Mar Crego, PhD Student

Mar Crego Walters, PhD student
BA in Archaeology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2012-2017)
MSc in Archaeological Science, University of Oxford (2018-2019)

Lucas Wange, Postdoctoral Researcher

B.Sc. in Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2014
M.Sc. in Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2016
Dr. re.nat. in Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2022

Contact: lucasesteban.wange[at]

Alba Duch Larrégola, Lab Manager

PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Barcelona Autonoma University (UAB), under the supervision of David Garcia Quintana. June 2008

Postdoctoral researcher in Francesc Posas Laboratory in the Pompeu Fabra University and the Institute for research in Biomedicine (UPF-IRB) 2008-2022

Contact: alba.duch[at]

Sebastian Cuadros, Postdoctoral Researcher

M.Sc. in Biology and Health, Paris-Saclay University, 2019
M.Sc. in Engineering, AgroParisTech, 2019
PhD. in Population Genetics, Sorbonne University, 2022.

Javier Prado, Postdoctoral Researcher

B.Sc. Biotechnology, Universitat de Vic, Spain. June 2009.

PhD in Biomedicine. Universitat Pompeu Fabra. December 2014.


Sandra Ruibal, Technical support

B.Sc. Biotechnology, Universidad de Salamanca (USal), Spain. 2012.


Pol Alentorn, Technical support

Maria Torralvo, PhD Student
BSc in Biotechnology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 2015-2020.
MSc in Bioinformatics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra 2020-2022.


contact: charles dot darwin at upf dot edu

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