Head of Computational Biology

NextRNA Therapeutics


13 years of experience working with high-dimensional genomic data, implementing new methods to interpret data for decision-making in research/development projects. Built and managed the Illumina and Nanopore sequencing capabilities in 3 companies applying the technology to platforms for target discovery, gene editing, SHAPE-MaP and MoA projects. 8 years studying neurodegenerative diseases, and 5 years working in Oncology field. Experience harmonizing thousands of multi-omics data in a unique dashboard for preclinical and clinical project stages. Accessed controlled raw data from NIH protected datasets (i.e. TCGA). Built 6 bioinformatics packages commonly used nowadays by the open-source community. Managed a team of five scientists and engineers to build and maintain compute infrastructure, reproducible analyses and data sharing with interactive web-apps. Managed efficiently cloud computing and storage infrastructure with AWS services, PostIt (Rstudio) and Nextflow Seqera.


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contributed to: nf-core, bcbio-nextgen, cloudbiolinux, bcbioRNASeq, bioconda, multiqc


  • Target Discovery and Patient Stratification in Oncology and Neurodegeneration
  • Sequencing-based Platforms, Multi-Omic Modelling and Genomic Visualization


  • PhD in Biomedicine, 2011

    Pompeu Fabra University

  • Ms in Bioinformatics, 2008

    Pompeu Fabra University

  • BSc in Biochemistry, 2005

    University of Granada


Genomics Data AI Modelling

Scientific Strategy

Complex Data Visualization

AWS Infrastructure




Director, Head of Computational Biology

NextRNA Therapeutics

May 2021 – Present Cambridge

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing slides and data packages for partners and BoD
  • Leading the in-silico Target discovery pipelines integrating genomic data
  • Leading RNA-Protein interaction prediction from high-throughput sequencing data
  • Leading visualization plarforms in the discovery program
  • Mantaining and evolving bioinformatic infrastructure to ensure reproducibility and scalability under budget restrictions
  • Multi-omics analysis of (genomics and clinical) data available through TCGA, PCAWG, and other type of controlled data
  • Senior Manager and Mentor

Principal Scientist in Computational Biology

Axcella Health

Sep 2020 – Apr 2021 Cambridge

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading R&D pipelines with computational strategies
  • Analysing metabolimic/transcriptomic data
  • Leading visualization plarform to boost biological interpretation
  • Developing bioinformatic infrastructure to ensure reproducibility and scalability
  • Senior Manager and Mentor

Senior Computational Biologist

eGenesis Bio

Sep 2019 – Sep 2020 Cambridge

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading genome editing QC pipeline
  • Analysing genomic/transcriptomic data
  • Developing bioinformatic tools
  • Data structure architect
  • Managing knowledge-base platform
  • Mentoring

Research Scientist

Harvard Chan School

Jun 2017 – Apr 2019 Boston

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading computational analysis under a multi-group collaboration with Boehringer-ingelheim for 3 years
  • Leading miRNA transcriptomic open project
  • Analysing genomic data
  • Developing bioinformatic tools
  • Managing knowledge-base platform
  • Mentoring

Research Associate

Harvard Chan School

May 2014 – Jun 2017 Boston
Analyzed sequencing data in pathogenic conditions. Developed bioinformatics tools for sequencing data (RNA-seq, smallRNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq).

Post-doctoral fellow

Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine

Feb 2013 – Apr 2014 Barcelona
Detected de-novo transcripts as effect of inversion in the HapMap population.Expression quantitive trait loci analysis of inversion in the HapMap population.

Post-doctoral fellow

Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer

Sep 2011 – Feb 2013 Barcelona
Determined small RNA characterization in human sperm samples.

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