Saez-Rodriguez Group

Systems Biomedicine

José Liñares Blanco

I have a multidisciplinary background in Molecular Biology (BSc), Bioinformatics (MSc) and Computer Science (PhD).

During my PhD stage (2017-2021) at University of A Coruña I have applied Machine Learning based techniques for the analysis of omics data in large cohorts of cancer patients for the search of new diagnostic and treatment strategies. During this period, I also collaborated through research internships with the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (Queen’s University Belfast) and with the Cancer Computational Biology Group at Vall D’Hebron Institute of Oncology.

In 2022 I moved to University of Granada (GENyO) as postdoc to apply Machine Learning techniques in the field of precision medicine in autoimmune diseases.

In 2023, I started as a Margarita Salas research fellow at Institute of Computational Biomedicine of University of Heidelberg under the supervision of Julio Saez-Rodriguez.

Research Interests

My current interests are focused on the development and application of new statistical, computational and Machine Learning methods capable of analyzing in an integrated manner clinical and multi-omics data.

Professional Career

2023 Margarita Salas researcher. Institute of Computational Biomedicine. Heidelberg University.
2022 Postdoc at at Pfizer Center - Universidad de Granada - Junta de Andalucía Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research (GENYO)


2018 - 2021 PhD in Computer Science. University of A Coruña. Spain
2016 - 2017 MSc in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. Universidad Oberta de Catalunya. Spain.
2011 - 2016 Biology Degree. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain