Sandra Álvarez

Press Department · Online 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.

She has been a member of the 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 in the UK. In 2018, she joined the press department as the London press officer and joined the blog editors team. Since 2019, she is the secretary of the SRUK/CERU London constituency and the co-editor in chief of the SRUK/CERU blog.