Saez-Rodriguez Group

Systems biomedicine

Luz Maria Garcia Alonso

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Saez-Rodriguez research group at EMBL-EBI. I completed my undergraduate Degree in Biotechnology and Masters in Biomedicine at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. My interest in Computational Biology moved me to join Dr. Dopazo Laboratory at the CIPF, where I concluded my PhD focused on the integration of protein-protein interactions with genomic data to functionally characterize human variation in disease conditions. In November 2014, I joined the Dr. Saez-Rodriguez laboratory at the EBI as a post-doctoral researcher. My project here is focused on the characterization of pathway and transcription factor activities in cancer samples and cell line models to better understand drug response and provide new biomarkers for cancer therapy.
Tel:+ 44 (0) 1223 49 4152 / Fax:+ 44 (0) 1223 48 46 96

Professional Career

11/2014-present Post-doctoral fellow at European Bioinfomatics Institute (EBI-EMBL), Hinxton-Cambridge (UK).
Focus: Characterization of pathway activities and drug response in cancer.
2010-2014 Research Assistant at Príncipe Felipe Research Center, Valencia (Spain).
Focus: Functional profiling of human genomics data using the protein interactome. Analysis of next generation DNA sequencing data. Development of tools for the analysis and visualization of genomic data.
2012-2013 Pre-doctoral internship at European Moleculary Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg (Germany)
Focus: Post-Translational Modifications (PTMs) in the regulation of biological information transmission through protein-protein interactions.
2009-2010 Research internship at CIBER on Rare Diseases in Príncipe Felipe Research Center, Valencia (Spain)
Focus: Study of genes involved in rare diseases through genome-wide association studies.
2008-2009 Undergraduate student at Hospital General Universitario FiHGU, Valencia (Spain).
Focus: Study of the role of progenitor endothelial cells and neovascularization as progression biomarkers in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Education

2010-2014 PhD summa cum laude in Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)
Thesis title: Functional profiling of human genomics data using the protein interactome (Advisor: J. Dopazo)
2009-2011 MSc in Biomedicine Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)
Final masters project on Protein-protein interaction networks and genome-scale data integration to identify disease-associated subnetworks (Advisor: J. Dopazo)
2005-2009 BSc in Biotechnology Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)
Final degree project on endothelial progenitor and neovascularization as progression biomarkers in non small cell lung cancer (Advisors: C. Camps, R. Sirera, E. Jantus-Lewintre)