Atrás Guigo Serra, Roderic


Departamento de Medicina y Ciencias de la Vida
Informática Biomédica

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Short biographical sketch

PhD from the Universitat de Barcelona. 

After finishing my phD thesis, I went to the Molecular Biology Computer Research Resource at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute--- Harvard University ( Division of Biostatistics). I was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Temple F. Smith. In late 1991, I moved to the BioMolecular Engineering Research Center at Boston University, when Temple F. Smith was named director. During these years, I was involved in several projects in the field of sequence analysis: gene identification, automatic knowledge extraction from biosequence databases, protein sequence pattern analysis, and molecular evolution.

On Spring 1992, I moved to Los Alamos National Laboratory , where I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group with Dr. James W. Fickett. At Los Alamos I worked essentially on genome analysis related problems: estimation of genome's protein coding density, and characterization of large scale genome structure.

Since 1994 I am a researcher at the Institut Municipal d'Investigació Mèdica, within the Grup de Recerca en Informàtica Biomèdica (GRIB). Since year 1999, I am also associated professor with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. During the period 1994-1999 I was associated with the Department of Statistics of the Universitat de Barcelona.

Since year 2005 I am coordinating the Bioinformatics and Genomics program of the Centre de Regualció Genòmica in Barcelona.

Research lines

Investigation of the signals involved in gene specification in genomic sequences (promoter elements, splice sites, translation initiation sites, ...). We are interested both in the mechanism of their recognition and processing, and in their evolution.