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

Understanding how genomes are organized is fundamental to the dynamics of genome composition, evolutionary relationships between species and, in the long run, speciation, providing insights to how biodiversity originates and is maintained. It is our goal to provide a unified and encompassing view of how genomes are organized, regulated and transmitted to the offspring in vertebrates.

Our research activity is aimed at addressing these 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 vertebrate species.

Aurora Ruiz-Herrera Moreno- Principal Investigator and Associate Professor in Cell Biology. Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, UAB (aurora.ruizherrera@uab.cat)

Lucía Álvarez González - PhD student

Laia Marín Gual - PhD student

Cristina Marín García - PhD student

Gala Pujol - PhD student

Keren Yam - MSc student

Laura Gonzalez - Technician

Maria Magdalena Garcias - Research Intership

Rubén Diaz - Research Intership



Former Members

Covadonga Vara (2015/2020) - Current position: The University of Edinburgh (UK)

Andreu Paytuví (2015/2019) - Current position: Sequentia Biotech (Spain)

Beatriu Florit (2017/2018) - Current position: Preverisk Group (Spain)

Judith Salvà (2016/2017) - Current position: University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Verónica Olmos (2014/2015) - Current position: ArcelorMittal (Spain)

Adrià Hernández Marsal (2014/2015) - Current position: Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)

Rosa Ana Sánchez Guillén (2013/2015) - Current position: Instituto de Ecología AC (México)

Marta Andrés Nieto (2013/2014) - Current position: Instituto de Química Avanzada de Cataluña (CSIC), Barcelona (Spain)

Jonathan Fernández (2013/2014) - Current position: University of Vigo (Spain)

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

Marta Vila (2010/2013) - Current position: PRBB, Barcelona (Spain)

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

Laia Capilla (2009/2016) -  Current position: INRA Centre de Versailles (France)

Rita Reig Viader (2009/2014) - Current position: IIB Sant Pau (Spain)

Sarai Pacheco (2009/2010) - Current position: Imperial College London (UK)

Marta Farré Belmonte (2008/2012) - Current position: University of Kent (London, UK)



Terence J Robinson  -  University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

Marcelo Cioffi  -  Universidad de San Carlos (Brazil)

Claudia Badiale  - University of Pavia (Italy)

Natalia Gablo - University of Rzeszow (Poland)


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