Sandra Álvarez-Carretero

Web Manager de CERU | Co-chair del Comité de Evolución (FM) | Co-editora ejecutiva del Blog CERU | Ex-Directora del Departamento de Prensa

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Sandra obtained a BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Rovira I Virgili University, in Spain, and then an MSc in Bioinformatics at Högskolan I Skövde, in Sweden. Her research has since then focused on integrating her two areas of interest: biology and informatics.

She has worked developing software pipelines to perform virtual screenings (proteomics), to characterise bacterial isolates based on whole-genome sequencing data (genomics), and also to analyse transcriptomic, proteomic, and whole-genome sequencing data. She carried out her PhD in Computational Biology at Queen Mary University of London, where she worked on the application of Bayesian MCMC statistical methods to infer species divergence times by integrating molecular and morphological quantitative data. From 2020 to 2022, Sandra was a PDRA at UCL, where she continued her PhD research while furthered her understanding of positive selection analyses. She was also on a teaching secondment during her last year at UCL. Currently, she is a senior research associate in phylogenomics at University of Bristol, where she is developing and applying new methods to process and analyse genome-scale datasets for deep timetree inference with the aim to unravel the patterns of early evolution. You can find more about her research on her personal website:

Sandra has been a member of SRUK/CERU since 2017, when she first joined the SRUK/CERU London working group. From then onwards, she has both participated and led some of the events organised by the Society and the London working group. In 2018, she joined the press department as the London press officer and team of blog editors. From 2019 to 2021, she was the secretary of the SRUK/CERU London constituency and, from 2021 to 2023, she was the director of the Press department. Since 2019, she has been the co-editor-in-chief of the SRUK/CERU Blog and has been deeply involved in the SRUK/CERU’s website management and development. Sandra has been SRUK/CERU’s website manager since 2020.

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