Pedro Julio Collado Vides
Bioinformatics and Genomics
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1989 Ph.D. in biomedical research, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
1989-1992 Posdoctoral fellow, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Dr. Boris Magasanik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
1992-1997 Assistant Professor, Center for Nitrogen Fixation, UNAM, Mexico
1997-2000 Associate Professor, Center for Nitrogen Fixation, UNAM, Mexico
1998-1999 Sabbatical leave, Laboratory of Prof. Fred Blattner, Department of Genetics, University of Wsiconsin, Madison, USA
2000-2020 Professor, Center for Nitrogen Fixation transformed in 2004 into Center for Genomic Sciences, UNAM, Mexico
2018 to date Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA
2020 Emeritus Professor, Center for Genomic Sciences, UNAM, Mexico
2021 Visiting Researcher, Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain
Mejía-Almonte C., Busby S.J.W., Wade J.T., Arkin A.P., Eilbeck K., Stormo G.D., van Helden J., Palsson B.O., Galagan J.E. and Collado-Vides J. “Redefining fundamental concepts of transcription initiation in bacteria” Nature Reviews Genetics (2020). July 14, doi: 10.1038/s41576-020-0254-8. PMID: 32665585
An study published in the expert recommendation category in Nature Reviews Genetics where fundamental concepts are revised and updated.
Ledezma-Tejeida D., Altamirano-Pacheco L., Fajardo V., Collado-Vides J. (2019) Limits to a classic paradigm: most transcription factors in E.coli regulate genes involved in multiple biological processes. Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Jun 13. pii: gkz525. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkz525
A paper showing that regulons are not regulating groups of genes that work in a single functional category contrary to the classic paradigm.
Julio Collado-Vides becomes Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Boston University
Julio Collado-Vides is recognized as “ISCB Distinguised Fellow” Class 2015, of the International Society for Computational Biology (http://www.iscb.org/iscb-fellows). Currently, the only one from Latin America.
Julio Collado-Vides receives the National Award in Sciences and the Arts, within the physico-mathematics and natural sciences. Dec, 19 2011. The highest recognition in Mexico.
Research in the lab has been supported by UNAM, by the Mexican Conacyt and by NIH-NIGMS grants through the years.