Saez-Rodriguez Group

Systems Biomedicine

Ricardo O. Ramirez-Flores

I studied Genomics and Applied Statistics in UNAM, Mexico. Throughout my education, I worked in UNAM’s Center for Genomic Sciences, RWTH Aachen University and the University of Florida. My experience is in the statistical analysis of multi-omic data sets and in the development of functional genomics models/tools.
I believe that the pursuit of knowledge, the beauty of creativity, and the challenges of uncertainty conform science’s essence. This essence is what motivates me to continue my academic formation and pursue a Ph.D in Saez-Rodriguez group. In 2019 I re-joined the group and started working with the Informatics for Life consortium. Here, we are evaluating the effect of comorbidities in heart failure at clinical and molecular levels.

Research Interests

I’m interested in combining the power of data analysis with medical knowledge to integrate different layers of biological information. This systems biology perspective should allow us to translate biomarkers into points of disease convergence and complement the diagnosis repertoire. Specifically, I’m interested in transforming highly dimensional omics data sets into functional biology features to make statistical models more interpretable.

Professional Career

2019-present: PhD Candidate, Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Heidelberg University, Faculty of Medicine & Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany.
2016-2017: Research Assistant, Microbiology and Cell Science Department, University of Florida, USA.
2015-2016: Trainee, JRC­-COMBINE, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
2015-2015: Research Assistant, Center for Genomic Sciences, UNAM, Mexico.


2017-2018: Specialist in Applied Statistics, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
2012-2016: B.Sc. in Genomics, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico