Unidad de Bioinformática y Bioestadística

Scientific Activity


The UBB performs different scientific activities. We develop our own research lines, give courses and assist to conferences and seminars. Take a look at what we are doing!

Research Lines

The UBB works on its own research lines focused in the development of new methodologies for the functional analysis of omics data. Specifically we study:

  • New approaches to omics analysis in the signaling pathways context.
  • Methods for the functional metaanalysis of omics data.

Main Contributions

  • Ferreira, P.G., Muñoz-Aguirre, M., …, Hidalgo, M.R., …, Guigó, R. (2018). “The Effects of Death and Post-Mortem Cold Ischemia on Human Tissue Transcriptomes.” Nature Communications 9 (2018): 490.
  • Pascual, M., Montesinos, J., Marcos, M., Torres, J.‐L., Costa‐Alba, P., García‐García, F., Laso, F.‐J., and Guerri,C. (2017Gender differences in the inflammatory cytokine and chemokine profiles induced by binge ethanol drinking in adolescenceAddiction Biology22: 1829–1841. doi: 10.1111/adb.12461.
  • Hidalgo, M. R., Cubuk, C., Amadoz, A., Salavert, F., Carbonell-Caballero, J., & Dopazo, J. (2017). High throughput estimation of functional cell activities reveals disease mechanisms and predicts relevant clinical outcomes. Oncotarget, 8(3), 5160–5178.
  • José Carbonell-Caballero, Alicia Amadoz, Roberto Alonso, Marta R Hidalgo, Cankut Çubuk, David Conesa, Antonio López-Quílez, Joaquín Dopazo; (2017) Reference genome assessment from a population scale perspective: an accurate profile of variability and noise, Bioinformatics, Volume 33, Issue 22, 15 November 2017, Pages 3511–3517,
  • Francisco Garcia-Garcia, Joaquin Panadero, Joaquin Dopazo, David Montaner; (2016) Integrated gene set analysis for microRNA studies, Bioinformatics, Volume 32, Issue 18, 15 September 2016, Pages 2809–2816,
  • Salavert, F., Hidago, M. R., Amadoz, A., Çubuk, C., Medina, I., Crespo, D., … Dopazo, J. (2016). Actionable pathways: interactive discovery of therapeutic targets using signaling pathway models. Nucleic Acids Research, 44(Web Server issue), W212–W216.
  • Alonso, R., Salavert, F., Garcia-Garcia, F., …, Sanchez, R., .., Hidalgo, M.R., …,  Dopazo, J. (2015). Babelomics 5.0: functional interpretation for new generations of genomic data. Nucleic Acids Research43(Web Server issue), W117–W121.



The UBB members are involved in different teaching activities: