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July Session Oral Defense MT

When: Wed, 15 July, 09:15am – 14:00pm

Where: Teams (link


09.15 Carlos Pintado

Predicting pH-dependent aggregation of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins: SolupHred web server and DisProt characterization

Xavier Daura, Laura Masgrau, Leonardo Pardo

10.00 Jakub Wikawski

Analysis of parent-of-origin specific allelic expression in preimplantation mouse embryos

Marta Coronado, Bàrbara Negre, Isaac Salazar

10.30 Natalia Carreras

Mediation analysis of the association between polymorphic inversions and human traits with multi-omic data

Antonio Barbadilla, Juan Ramón González, Marta Puig

11.00 Laura Balagué

Common inversion polymorphisms and their role in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Antonio Barbadilla, Raquel Egea, Juan Ramón González

11.30 Break

12.00 Marta Benegas

Comparative analysis of Single-cell RNA sequencing analysis pipelines

Sònia Casillas, Marta Coronado, Raquel Egea

12.30 Pablo Francisco Carrión

Ancient genomes at the Roman Empire Frontier

Sònia Casillas, Marta Coronado, Raquel Egea

13.00 Sergio Aguilar

Weighted gene co-expression network analysis on PCAWG data

Antonio Barbadilla, Sònia Casillas, Raquel Egea

13.30 Maria del Carmen Romero

Defining the molecular and functional fingerprints of MPP5 cells at the single cell level

Antonio Barbadilla, Sònia Casillas, Raquel Egea



Workshop on Master Thesis dissertations

When: Fri, 28th February, 09:30 am – 12:30 pm
WhereSala seminari Lynn Margulis (C3/023), Dpt de Genètica i Microbiologia, Facultat de Ciències i Biociències (map)

  • 09:30-11:00 - Antonio Barbadilla: Guidance on the Master’s Thesis Dissertation and Tools
  • 11:30-12:30 - Margarita Navia: Bioinformatics Opportunities in Europe


Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Bioinformatics by Dr. Jordi Vinaixa (Academic Director at ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute)

When: Wed, 26th February, 09:30 – 13:30

Where: Sala Lynn Margulis (C3/023). Dpt de Genètica i Microbiologia, Facultat Ciències i Biociències, Universitat Autònoma Barcelona

  • Entrepreneurship and Bioinformatics. Entrepreneurship in Biotech projects Dr. Jordi Vinaixa Academic Director at ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute. Webpage 



Visit to Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC


When: Wed, 19th Feb, 08:30 am – 09:30 am

Where: Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación, Carrer de Jordi Girona, Barcelona, Espanya (map)


  • Visit to the 'Mare Nostrum' computer room. 
  • Conference




Visit to Centre Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG)

When: Wed, 19th Feb, 10:00 – 12:00

WhereParc Científic de Barcelona, Baldiri i Reixac núm.4. (map)

Description Programme:

  • 10:30 Simon Heath "Applications of next generation sequencing to the study of DNA methylation"
  • 11.00 Marc Martí Renom "Integrative modeling of genomes and genomic domains"
  • 11:30 Visit to the Lab and the CPD




Student´s seminar session module 3

Mon, 10th February, 09:30 – 14:00

The last session of the module 3, on Monday 10th February, student's seminar session.

Where: Sala Lynn Margulis (C3/023). Facultat Ciències i Biociències, UAB   

See Session Program here



Closing conference Module 4: "SOM Biotech: drug re-innovation in rare diseases"

Who: Dra. Núria Reig, Chief Scientific Officer SOM Biotech     
When: Friday, 14th February, 15:00 
Where: Sala de Graus II, Facultat de Ciències i Biociències, UAB. 

Conference Announcement Poster 





Closing conference Module 3: "Paleogenomics and the reconstruction of past migrations and social processes; the case of the Iberian Peninsula"

Who: Dr. Carles Lalueza Fox, Group leader of the Paleogenomics Lab at IBE and CSIC Research Professor at UPF - City of Barcelona Prize for Scientific Research in 2007.      
When: Friday, 14th February, 12:30 
Where: Sala d'Actes, Facultat de Ciències i Biociències, UAB.

Conference Announcement Poster 





SRGE Invited Seminars Calendar

Sala Auditori | Centre de Recerca Matemàtica                        

                                                                            Dr. Oscar Lao

                                                            Group Leader Population Genomics Group


Closing Conference Module 2: "The mutational footprints of cancer therapies"

Dr. Núria López Bigas
Group Leader UPF, ICREA y ERC
Prize Banc Sabadell Research 2016
WhenMon, 2 December, 12pm – 2pm
WhereAuditorium, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (map)


               Poster of the conference



Núria López Bigas              



Closing conference Module 1: "Bioinformatics for Rare Disease research"

Who: Dr. Sergi BeltránHead of the Bioinformatics Unit, CNAG-CRG

When: Friday, 22nd November, 12:00 

Where: Sala de Graus, Facultat de Ciències i Biociències, UAB.


        Poster of the conference



Sergi Beltrán 



The new course starts next Monday, September 30th!

We welcome all you to the new edition of the MSc in Bioinformatics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. As you know, the course starts next Monday, September 30th, at 9:30h in the C5/058 classroom of the Facultat de Biociències. Let me remind you that in the students master web page you will find the complete schedule of the course, as well as a map of the faculty with the exact location of your classroom. You can incorporate it in your personal Google calendar to be aware of the latest changes by clicking in this icon  + Google calendar of this  link.

You will have complete access to the student Web page using your NIU (Student Identification Number). 

In order to bring you to the classroom the first day, I invite you to meet Antonio Barbadilla and Raquel Egea at 09:15h at the main entrance of the Facultat de Biociències (central axis), right next to the concierge (main entrance). We will guide you to the classroom and will present several important aspects about the master before the class begins. If you have any problems/suggestions/questions, do not hesitate to contact me (the first days and also during the rest of the course). 

Regarding the classroom, it is a bioinformatics lab with one computer per student and it is devoted exclusively for students of this master during the first semester. You will have open access to it during the first semester, even if there are no programmed classes. In the following links you have the UAB normative of these spaces (in Spanish and English) and you should sign the last sheet for accepting the regulations and deliver it to me the first day.


We wish that this master fills completely your expectations and it becomes the decisive boost for your professional success.

Kind regards,

Raquel Egea

Master Manager
Master in Bioinformatics UAB

Parc de Recerca - Mòdul B, Espai MRB/018
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Tel.: +34 935868942


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