Biography

I am a bioinformatician currently at the T-cell immunogenicity virus (TIV) group led by Christian Brander at IrsiCaixa. My academic research interests include data integration (my Ph.D. topic) and functional enrichment.

Besides my work in biomedicine, I use my skills to make data transparency accessible. I mainly use R to gather data and answer questions to provide insights and make informed decisions. I collaborate with several organizations R Foundation, R Consortium and Bioconductor, where I maintain some packages, CRAN, rOpenSci, rOpenSpain, and GitHub.
Outside programming I enjoy hiking, jumping rope, and diabolo as hobbies.

Interests

  • Functional enrichment
  • Data integration
  • Improving process

Education

  • PhD in Biomedicnie (Bioinformatics), 2022

    Universitat de Barcelona

  • MSc in Bioinformatics for Health Science, 2017

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • BSc in Biotechnology, 2015

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

PostDoc Bioinformatician

IrsiCaixa

December 2022 – Present Barcelona

Responsibilities include:

  • Analysing RNA-seq

  • Building reports and provide statistical support

  • Assessing design of sequencing experiments

 
 
 
 
 

Bioinformatician/PostDoc

IDIBAPS

July 2022 – November 2022 Barcelona

Responsibilities include:

  • Analysing RNA-seq and microbiome data (16S)
  • Modelling relation between microbiome and mucosal intestine
  • Building reports
  • Assessing design of sequencing experiments
  • Managing the group server
 
 
 
 
 

PhD student

CIBEREHD

April 2018 – June 2022 Barcelona

Responsibilities include:

  • Analysing RNA-seq and microbiome data (16S)
  • Modelling relation between microbiome and mucosal intestine
  • Building reports
  • Assessing design of sequencing experiments
 
 
 
 
 

Intern

Mind the byte

April 2015 – July 2015 Barcelona
Implement a way to download and update data from public databases.
 
 
 
 
 

Intern

FH Campus Wien

September 2013 – June 2014 Vienna
As a visiting Erasmus student I did an internship where I learned about differential gene expression analysis. Implemented topGO into the analysis pipeline. Analyzed Pichia pastoris

Recent Posts

Mainly entries about R and with code. Other content might be on my blog at b101nfo

Future FOSS contributions

In this post I cover under which conditions I will contribute in open source.

New rtweet release: 2.0.0

This is a brief announcement of rtweet version 2.0.0. This major version changes signals the move from the API v1.1 to the API v2. There haven’t been many changes since 1.

Submissions accepted on the first try

First time successful submissions

Packaging R: repositories

In this post I want to collect some thoughts about R repositories. In R we have multiple repositories that store packages for users. In this post I want to write about the purpose, functionality, benefits and drawbacks of R repositories and how packages are managed.

BaseSet 0.9.0

I’m excited to provide a new release of BaseSet, the package implementing a a class and methods to work with (fuzzy) sets. This release was focused on making it easier to work with it.

Last talks

My talks

Los paquetes van a CRAN

A short presentation in Spanish about submitting a package to CRAN and maintain it.

Releasing packages

Package development, release and maintenance process based on several other posts and presentations on this blog.

Improving (analysis) process: developing packages

I was invited to give this talk shortly after my talk at useR!2021. I was very nervous because I would like to have such a community on Spain and work together with them.

Workshop: Creating packages

I was invited by Francis Mensha on R-devel slack to give this workshop on April 29th for the R User Group Ghana. First time teaching R stats and remote I expected people to follow the workshop and run the code and then ask questions but I was asked to do it myself.

Packages submission and reviews; how does it work?

Description of the submission process to CRAN