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 Bioinformatics at Queen Mary University of London, and she is working on the application of Bayesian MCMC statistical methods to study the species divergences through time.