Research Scientist: an academic career launch pad

After a long start to 2020 including the past four very busy weeks, I’m happy to announce that today March 16th 2020 I accepted a position as Research Scientist at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development in Baltimore, MD, USA.

Diving together into the unknown world of spatial transcriptomics

Yesterday was an extremely exciting day for me and my colleagues. We finished a project we had been working on and shared it with the world. Meaning, it’s done and we can relax for a little bit while we wait for feedback from our peers.

SciLifeLab Prize: you still have time to participate!

I have recently been getting reminder emails from the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. The application deadline is July 15th, 2018! Last year I submitted an entry to this competition and I enjoyed the experience, even if it was a bit rushed.

Keeping in touch (ENAR2014?) and philosophical questions regarding México's future in genomics

The following text is an email I sent to several of my friends from the LCG undergraduate program I studied. There I talk about keeping in touch, I invite them to ENAR 2014, and also talk about some philosophical questions regarding our future. I’m posting it here because I don’t mind sharing these thoughts and because I don’t have the current email addresses of many former LCG students.Enjoy

Beware of mis-assembled genomes: still valid today!

I’ve been recently impressed by Steven Salzberg talk as you might have noticed, and browing his home page I stumbled upon his opinion piece (also by James Yorke): Beware of mis-assembled genomes.

Extensive comments and review about the recent bake-off of de novo genome assemblers "GAGE"

During this week’s Genomics seminar at the Genome Cafe in the Biostats department, Steven Salzberg gave a talk on his team new published paper: GAGE: A critical evaluation of genome assemblies and assembly algorithms.

Commenting: Genomics in 2011

Today is my first day of classes and Kasper couldn’t have had a better timing to share the link to Genomics in 2011: challenges and opportunities. There, the Editorial Board members of Genome Biology gave their opinion on: important 2011 papers, influential people for their careers, advice to young scientists, top challenges in their field, and unlimited money projects.