Secondment hosts in Latin America

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Professor of Bioinformatics
  • Study of SNP on protein function by using structural bioinformatics tools
  • Study of Rare diseases by Whole Exome Sequencing and Whole Genome Sequencing techniques.
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Associate Professor
  • Development and optimisation of bioinformatic pipelines for amplicon metagenomic data and viral shotgun metagenomic data.
  • Developing e-Learning tutorials (written in Spanish and English) for CABANA on metagenomic analysis
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Principal Investigator
  • Study of gene regulation during tissue regeneration across kingdoms, using high-throughput functional genomics experiments
  • Search for signatures of domestication and introgression in crop plants native to Mexico
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  • Plant pathogens such as Hemileia Vastatrix
  • Comparative transcriptone profile of defense-related genes in coffee plants infected by Xylella Fastidiosa
  • Study of genes related to the flowering process in coffee:Towards improvements in a climate change scenario
  • In vitro cultivation and mutants
  • Safety of genetically modified crops
  • Developing methods for drug discovery.
  • Genome sequencing of Ilex paraguariensis (Yerba Mate)
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Principal Investigator
  • Discovery of gene regulation motifs using high-throughput functional genomics experiments
  • Exploring signatures of selection across whole genomes
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Associate Professor
  • Comparative microbial genomics
  • Antimicrobial resistance and genomic epidemiology of Clostridium difficile
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Research Assistant
  • Reconstruction of metabolic networks from whole genome sequencing and RNA-seq data
  • Identification of new targets in tuberculosis and Klebsiella pneumoniae
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Centro Internacional de la Papa, Peru
  • Determining and monitoring plant-associated microbiome and/or pathogen populations to support sustainable food production
  • Metagenomic biodiversity analysis in response to climate change in different agro-ecologies
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Adjunct Professor
  • Developing of new high throughput docking techniques to identify new drug for infectious diseases.
  • From genomes to drugs: whole genome structural analysis
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Project Leader, Universidad de Los Andes
  • Development of molecular tags for Latin American endemic plants
  • Whole genome sequencing of the coffee rust pathogen
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  • Discovery of candidate genes involved in stress (biotic and abiotic) response in sunflower through NGS RNA-seq experiments.
  • Discovery of new markers linked to traits of interest using GBS (genotype by sequencing).
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  • Description of the microbial gut community and its implication in the weight of infants from Costa Rica
  • Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Network applied to research and teaching (RedBioAplicada)
  • Developing e-Learning tutorials (written in Spanish and English) for CABANA on three data analysis pipelines: transcriptomics, genome assembly, and metagenomics
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  • Determination of ancestry and reconstructing pre-Columbian history of South American human populations with genomic markers
  • Genomic and Epigenomic changes in cancer tumours
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Principal Investigator
  • Development of time-efficient phylogenomic gene annotation methods for non model organisms.
  • Reconstruction of gene regulatory networks from high-throughput sequencing data.