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)

2011-2012 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 (

2012-2013 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)

2010-2015 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)

2011-2015 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)

2012-2016 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)

 2014-07-25 12.52.35 
2012-2016 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]

2011-2017 Jéssica Hernández, PhD student FPI Fellowship. 


B. Sc. in Biology, Universidad de Granada, September 2009. M. Sc. Physical and Forensic Anthropology, Universidad de Granada, June 2010. M. Sc. Genetics and Evolution, Universidad de Granada, July 2011.

2015-2017 Inna Povolotskaya, Postdoctoral researcher,
Diploma in Medical Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2002-2008.PhD in Biomedicine, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2010-2015. Research Associate in Population Genetics, WTCHG, University of Oxford, 2015.
Contact: ipovolotskaya add
Raquel Garcia Perez, PhD student FPU contract 


B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), 2007- 2011, M.Sc. in Biomedical Research, Universitat Pompeu Fabra  (UPF), 2011-2012, Visiting Research Fellow, Brown University, raquel.garcia[at]

 Marc de Manuel Montero, PhD student. FI fellowship.  


B.Sc in Human Biology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, June 2013. M.Sc. in Bioinformatics for Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, June 2014. Contact: marcd91[at]

contact: charles dot darwin at upf dot edu

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