Diego Darriba defended today with success (“Sobresaliente cum laude“) his Ph.D thesis entitled “Selection of models of genomic evolution in HPC environments” supervised by Guillermo López (UDC), Ramón Doallo (UDC) and David Posada (UVIGO). The thesis was carried out jointly carried out at the University of Coruña (UDC) and the University of Vigo (UVIGO), and defended today at the School of Computer Science in A Coruña.
Diego is now going to start a postdoc with Alexis Stamatakis at Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Science (HITS) in Germany.
Jose Tubío just joined our group as a Ramon and Cajal fellow, coming from the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (UK). Jose is focused on the study of transposable elements mobilized somatically in cancer genomes, and the analysis of their impact on cancer genome structure and function, using next-generation sequencing data. He is a member of the PanCancer Initiative, an international effort for the analysis of molecular aberrations in thousands of cancer samples.
More of his research at http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jose_Tubio.
Harry just joined our lab as a grad student to work on the benchmarking of clonal tree inference from cancer NGS data. He recently completed is MSc degree in Bioinformatics at the Free University of Berlin. Willkommen!
Leo Martins has recently left our lab to start a new adventure at Molly Stevens Lab at Imperial College London. There he will work on statistical analysis of Raman spectra for different applications, and probably on other things.
It has been a real pleasure to work with Leo all these years. Best wishes to you and Reiko. Take care.. and have fun!