Dr. Pedro Carmona Sáez has a background in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, with more than 15 years working in academic and enterprise settings. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Autonomous University of Madrid in 2007 working in the development of new algorithms for the analysis of large collections of biological data. After completing the Ph.D., he joined Integromics SL, a spin-off bioinformatics company, to head the R&D department. He coordinated the activities of the company in national and international projects and the functional development of software solutions that achieved a worldwide impact. In 2008 he also worked at the Computer Architecture Department at the Complutense University of Madrid to lead the development of new methodologies for integration and exploitation of gene expression data from public databases.
In 2013 he joined the Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research (GENyO) in Granada to set up and lead the Bioinformatics Unit (http://bioinfo.genyo.es/). His current scientific interests are focused on the development of methods and tools for analyzing and integrating omics data in order to characterize the main mechanisms associated to complex diseases, specifically in the field of cancer and autoimmune diseases.
He has been visiting researcher in the NRC-Institute for Information Technology (Canada), the Broad Institute (MIT and Harvard University, EEUU) or the RWTH Aachen University (Germany). Among other activities, he serves as associate editor of Frontiers in Genetics and he is a frequent reviewer in international journals and project calls. He has also active participation in teaching and training activities, including supervision of 4 Ph.D. students, master projects and participation in post-graduate courses of bioinformatics and –omics data analysis.