Sandra Álvarez

Press Department

Sandra obtained a BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Universidad Rovira I Virgili, in Spain, and then an MSc in Bioinformatics at Högskolan I Skövde, in Sweden. Her research has 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 in the analysis of transcriptomic, proteomic, and whole-genome sequencing data. Currently, she is a PhD student in Computational Biology at Queen Mary University of London, and she is working on the application of Bayesian MCMC statistical methods to infer species divergences through time by integrating morphological and molecular data.