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, 32:1215-27.

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).