Bioinformatics and Genomics
1997-2001 Junior researcher at the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry department at the Universitat de València (www.uv.es)
2001-2005 PhD in Bioinformatics, at CMBI (www.cmbi.ru.nl) and NCMLS (www.ncmls.ru.nl) centres at Nijmegen University (The Netherlands) (www.ru.nl)
2005-2007 EMBO (www.embo.org) Postdoctoral fellow at the Bioinformatics Department at CIPF (Valencia). (http://bioinfo.cipf.es)
2007-2008 FIS contracted researcher at the Bioinformatics Department at CIPF (Valencia). (http://bioinfo.cipf.es)
Since Sept 2008 Junior Group Leader in the Bioinformatics and Genomics Programme, at the CRG (Barcelona) (www.crg.es)
Since 2013 ICREA Research Professor
Unveiling the role of selenocysteine, the mysterious 21st amino acid (06/03/2019)
CRG researchers have discovered that selenocysteine is also preserved in fungi, contrary to existing belief
Roderic Guigó and Toni Gabaldón among the most highly cited researchers in the world (30/11/2018)
Two CRG group leaders are among the most highly cited researchers in the world, according to the list established by Clarivate Analytics.
Researchers identify twenty-five genetic changes that could have extended human lifespan (04/09/2018)
A new method has made it possible to identify twenty-five parallel mutations located in genes associated with wound healing, blood coagulation and cardiovascular disorders. The results could help to develop new drugs to treat ageing-related diseases. The research confirms the theory that some genes that help us in the initial stages of life are harmful to us once the reproductive stage has ended.
Microomics awarded the “Impulso” Prize (15/06/2018)
The CRG spin off Microomics has been awarded the “Impulso” Prize. This award is an initiative of the University of Alicante and the Alicante Science Park, aimed at recongising innovation and entrepreneurship.
Toni Gabaldón elected President of the Spanish Society for Evolutionary Biology (05/04/2018)
Toni Gabaldón, ICREA research professor and group leader of the Comparative Genomics laboratory, has been elected President of the Spanish Society for Evolutionary Biology (SESBE) for 2018-2019.
CRG and Eugin sign a collaboration agreement on molecular research applied to assisted reproduction (14/03/2018)
The project entails creation of four working groups (Vernos, Boke, Payer, Gabaldón) that will focus their research on gaining insights into the aging of ovules, their sensitivity to the passage of time, and studying whether changes in vaginal microbiota have an impact on assisted reproduction
Microomics, the company that brings together microbes and genomics to improve health, agriculture and industry (07/03/2018)
Microomics is one of the outcomes of the microbiome research efforts led by ICREA research professor at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Toni Gabaldón. Microomics is a Spanish company specialized in metagenomics that uses genomic microbiome analysis to create solutions that allow researchers to identify and study microbes with applications in the fields of health, agriculture and ranching, industry or research.
Genetic study uncovers fungal sex secrets, which shed light on candidiasis (15/12/2017)
A new genetic analysis of fungal yeast infections (candidiasis) from around the world has revealed surprising secrets about how these microbes reproduce and cause disease, according to a new study published in Current Biology from researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation.
Jaguar genome helps unravel the complex evolution of the big cats (19/07/2017)
An international consortium led by Brazilian university PUCRS and including scientists from seven countries (Brazil, USA, Russia, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Argentina) reported on July 19th in the journal Science Advances the complete sequence of the jaguar genome, along with in-depth analyses comparing it to all other living big cats (lion, tiger, leopard and snow leopard).
Toni Gabaldón receives the 2017 Margaret Dayhoff Mid-Career Award (06/07/2017)
This award is a recognition to outstanding members of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) who are in the midst of their research careers.
MicrobioMx wins the S2B Concept Challenge (27/01/2017)
MicrobioMx, a project led by CRG researchers Toni Gabaldon and Pedro González, wins the Science to Business (S2B) Concept Challenge 2016.
Toni Gabaldón awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant (24/12/2016)
Toni Gabaldón, group leader of the Comparative Genomics laboratory and ICREA research professor at the CRG, has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for his project “Reticulate evolution: patterns and impacts of non-Vertical inheritance in eukaryotic genomes” (RETVOLUTION).
Spanish scientists sequence the genome of the Iberian lynx, the most endangered felid (14/12/2016)
Genomic analysis of the Iberian lynx confirms that it is one of the species with the least genetic diversity among individuals, which means that it has little margin for adaptation.
AdaptNET, the first thematic network to face the challenges of research on adaptation genomics (07/11/2016)
AdaptNET is the first Spanish network of excellence on adaptation genomics. The network, funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, is made up of 24 laboratories from 11 research centers in Spain, including the Comparative Genomics group at the CRG, and gathers leading scientists at an international scale.
Decoding the complete genome of the Mediterranean’s most emblematic tree: the olive (28/06/2016)
A team of scientists from three Spanish centers has sequenced, for the first time ever, the complete genome of the olive tree.
Genomics and sensory perception in fungi (27/05/2016)
An international team of researchers sequenced and annotated the genome of two fungi species. Their results shed new light on the evolution of sensory perception in fungi as well as open the door to possible applications on pathogenic control and biofuel production.
CRG researchers contribute to the sequencing of the Turbot genome (09/03/2016)
The first vertebrate to be genetically sequenced in Spain, the Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus), has a much more refined visual system than other fish as it has evolved to adapt to the shortage of light of the seabed. In addition, the fat in its cell membranes are far higher than in other species to withstand the low water temperatures in its habitat.
The mesoamerican bean genome decoded (25/02/2016)
An Ibero-American team of scientists decoded the Mesoamerican variety of the bean genome coinciding with the celebration of the International Year of Pulses, as designated by the United Nations.
On the origin of Eukaryotes - when cells got complex - (03/02/2016)
Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation shed light on a crucial moment in the evolution of life: when cells acquired mitochondria. Their study will be published on February 3rd in Nature. It will be accompanied with a news and views article highlighting its importance.
Our research interests are focused around the use of comparative genomics and phylogenomics to study the origin, evolution and function of complex biological systems. This includes understanding how specific biochemical pathways, protein complexes or cellular organelles emerged and evolved as well as using this evolutionary information to gain insight into their function.
Through collaborations with experimental groups we apply comparative genomics to discover new mechanisms and genes involved in interesting processes, especially those of clinical relevance (see lines of research). On the technical side, our work often involves the development of new bioinformatics tools and algorithms that we make available to the community.
Deathbase is a database of proteins involved in cell death.
Deathbase is a database of proteins involved in cell death. It compiles relevant data on the function, structure and evolution of proteins involved in apoptosis and other forms of cell death in several organisms. Information contained in this database is subjected to manual curation. You can contribute to maintain the DeathBase by editing the wikipage for any protein.
ETE (Environment for Tree Exploration) is a python programming toolkit that assists in the automated manipulation, analysis and visualization of hierarchical trees.
ETE (Environment for Tree Exploration) is a python programming toolkit that assists in the automated manipulation, analysis and visualization of hierarchical trees. Besides a broad set of tree handling options, ETE’s current version provides specific methods to analyze phylogenetic and clustering trees. It also supports large tree data structures, node annotation, independent editing and analysis of tree partitions, and the association of trees with external data such as multiple sequence alignments or numerical matrices. ETE first version was developed in collaboration with Dr. Joaquín Dopazo lab at Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF).
MetaPhOrs is a public repository of phylogeny-based orthology and paralogy predictions for most species with fully-sequenced genomes.
PhylomeDB is a public database for complete collections of gene phylogenies (phylomes).
PhylomeDB is a public database for complete collections of gene phylogenies (phylomes). It allows users to interactively explore the evolutionary history of genes through the visualization of phylogenetic trees and multiple sequence alignments. Moreover, phylomeDB provides genome-wide orthology and paralogy predictions based on the analysis of the phylogenetic trees.