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Grup de Genòmica Animal

Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona
“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution” (Theodosius Dobhzansky)


Our research activity is aimed at addressing a whole range of different evolutionary questions through a multidisciplinary approach, combining computational and experimental methods such as available genome databases and a battery of molecular, cytogenetic and cell biology, and by studying the genomes of different mammalian species. We aim at the study of genome organization and evolutionary breakpoints in a wide range of mammalian species and to open new research avenues in the study of genome evolution.


Aurora Ruiz-Herrera Moreno- Principal Investigator and Aggregate Professor in Cell Biology. Department of Cell Biology, UAB (

Rosa Ana Sánchez Guillén - Postdoc Fellow

Laia Capilla Pérez - PhD student (Cell Biology PhD programme)

Rita Reig Viader - PhD student (Cell Biology PhD programme)

Marta Andrés - MSc student

Jonathan Fernandez - MSc student

Natalia Gablo - Visiting student (Poland)


Recent Former Members and Visitors

Marta Farré Belmonte (2008/2012)- Current position: Postdoctoral researcher. Royal Veterinary Collegue (London, UK).

Joana Segura (2010/2012) - Current position: PhD student. Parc Científic de Barcelona (UB), Barcelona (Spain).

Anna Ullastres (2011/2012)- Current position: PhD student. Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (IBE-UPF), Barcelona (Spain).

Marta Vila (2010/2013) - Current position: PhD student. Department of Cell Biology (UAB), Barcelona (Spain)

Marcelo Cioffi (2013) - Researcher at the Universidad de San Carlos (Brazil)

Claudia Badiale (2014) - PhD student. University of Pavia (Italy)