About us


Mar Albà
ICREA Researcher
The focus of our group is to understand evolutionary processes at the molecular level using large-scale data. We have a strong computational focus but collaborate with experimental groups in some of our projects.

Highlighted research:

José Carlos Montañés, Marta Huertas, Simone G Moro, William R Blevins, Mercè Carmona, José Ayté, Elena Hidalgo and M. Mar Albà (2022) Native RNA sequencing in fission yeast reveals frequent alternative splicing isoforms. Genome Research, Advanced Online May 26.

William R. Blevins, Jorge Ruiz-Orera, Xavier Messeguer, Bernat Blasco-Moreno, José Luis Villanueva-Cañas, Lorena Espinar, Juana Díez, Lucas B. Carey, M.Mar Albà (2021) Uncovering de novo gene birth in yeast using deep transcriptomics. Nature Communications 12:604.

Jorge Ruiz-Orera, Pol Verdaguer-Grau, José Luis Villanueva-Cañas, Xavier Messeguer, M.Mar Albà (2018) Translation of neutrally evolving peptides provides a basis for de novo gene evolution . 2018. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2:890-896.

We are located at the Biomedical Informatics Research Program (GRIB, IMIM-UPF), Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).