jacoboaguirreJacobo Aguirre — Jacobo is a member of the group since September 2006. He holds a European PhD in Physics (2004) from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. He has worked in a number of problems related to viral evolution, RNA neutral networks, microarray data processing and non-linear dynamics. In 2005 he got the Young Researcher Award granted by the Spanish Physics Royal Society.

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Jacobo’s Google Scholar profile

Adriana2Adriana Lucía Sanz — Adriana started her PhD at the group in April 2015. She holds a degree in Biochemistry and has a strong interest in formal approaches to virus evolution and antiviral therapies. She completed a Master in Biophysics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Adriana is proficient as well in laboratory techniques of Genetics and Molecular Evolution.

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pilarsomovillaPilar Somovilla — Pilar obtained a degree in Physics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She started her PhD in the group in January 2016. She is interested in Complex Systems and their applications. Her current research involves the development and test of inference algorithms to predict fitness landscapes using Deep Sequencing data of viral populations.

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juanantoniogarcia-072016Juan Antonio García Martín — Toño got a PhD in Computer Engineering at Boston College. He is an expert in molecular design, especially with RNA. He has developed a number of advanced algorithms to analyse the relationship between sequence and function. He joined the group in September 2016 and currently works on the identification of functional motifs in aptamers obtained through in vitro evolution experiments.

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Toño’s Google Scholar profile


Michael Stich– Michael got his PhD degree at the Technische Universität Berlin under the supervision of Prof. Alexander S. Mikhailov. After a postdoc at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with Prof. Manuel García Velarde, he joined the Group of Evolutionary Systems in May 2005 and stayed with us until mid 2012. After a year at Harvard University within the Origins of Life Initiative project, in 2013 he got a Lecturer position at Aston University (Birmingham, UK).

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Jacob B. Axelsen — Jacob carried out his PhD in Denmark at the Niels Bohr Institute. After a postdoctoral stay at the Weizmann Institute, he joined the group (11/2007) and spent more than three years investigating the environmental causes of linguistic diversity. Since January 2011 he is back to Copenhagen.

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Jacob’s Google Scholar profile

Carlos Lugo — Carlos joined the group in September 2012, after obtaining his PhD in Physics at the University of Manchester and finishing a first postdoc at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Until December 2013, he was working on different aspects of the genotype-phenotype map with RNA secondary structure neutral networks. He is now back to the UK.

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Jaime Iranzo — Jaime holds a degree in Biology (Universidad de Navarra) and a degree in Physics (UNED), and obtained a Master Degree in Mathematical Engineering at Universidad Carlos III. In year 2008 he got the Physics Special Prize of the Arquímedes Awards. He defended his PhD in June 2013 and obtained the highest mark. After a few months hired as a postdoc in our group, in January 2014, he joined the group of Eugene V. Koonin, in Bethesda, USA.

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Jaime’s Google Scholar profile

José Ángel Capitán — José Ángel got his PhD in Mathematical Engineering at the Universidad Carlos III in 2010. He was in the group from January 2012 to December 2014 thanks to a Juan de la Cierva fellowship. While in our group, he worked on different issues related to human linguistic diversity.

José Ángel’s Google Scholar profile



I share(d) interests and authorship with:

Ángeles Aguilera, Centro de Astrobiología (INTA-CSIC)
Ricardo Amils, CAB and Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” (UAM-CSIC), Madrid
Per Bak (1948-2002)
Andrea Baldassarri, Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, Roma
Jordi Bascompte, Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC), Sevilla
Ugo Bastolla, Centro de Biología Molecular “Severo Ochoa” (UAM-CSIC), Madrid
Michael Benton, University of Bristol, UK
Jordi Delgado, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Bernard Derrida, École Normale Supérieure and Université Paris 6, Paris, France
David Fernández Remolar, Centro de Astrobiología (INTA-CSIC)
José Gaite, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Ana Grande Pérez, Universidad de Málaga
Stuart Kaufmann, University of Calgary, Canada
Michael Lässig, Köln Universität, Germany
Antonio Lazcano, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Francisco Javier López de Saro, Centro de Astrobiología (INTA-CSIC)
Bartolo Luque, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Alexander S. Mikhailov, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany
Marco Montuori, Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, Roma
Samuel Ojosnegros, California Institute of Technology, US
Maya Paczuski, University of Calgary, Canada
Juan Pérez-Mercader, CAB and Harvard University
Juan F. Poyatos, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Madrid
Olga Prieto, Centro de Astrobiología (INTA-CSIC)
Rafael Sanjuán, Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Valencia
Franck Selsis, Université Bordeaux I
Ricard Solé, ICREA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Angelo Valleriani, Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid und Grenzflächeforschung, Germany