Unidad de Bioinformática y Bioestadística

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 and its application to biomedical studies. Specifically we study:

  • New approaches to Omics analysis in the signaling pathways context.
  • Methods for the functional metaanalysis of omics data.
  • Application of these methodologies to the analysis of gender differences in diseases.



The UBB performs regular courses on Bioinformatics and Statistics.

  • Web-based Omics Data Analysis (WODA), 2nd Edition, CIPF, 16-18 October 2019
  • Web-based Omics Data Analysis (WODA), 1st Edition, CIPF, 24-26 October 2018
  • Genomic Data Analysis course, CIPF, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Genomic Data Analysis, Biodonostia 2017

Main Contributions

  • The Effects of Death and Post-Mortem Cold Ischemia on Human Tissue Transcriptomes, Ferreira, P.G. et al. (2018). Nature Communications 9 (2018): 490.
  • Gender differences in the inflammatory cytokine and chemokine profiles induced by binge ethanol drinking in adolescence, Pascual, M. et al. (2017). Addiction Biology22: 1829–1841. doi: 10.1111/adb.12461.
  • High throughput estimation of functional cell activities reveals disease mechanisms and predicts relevant clinical outcomes, Hidalgo, M. R. et al. (2017) Oncotarget, 8(3), 5160–5178.
  • Integrated gene set analysis for microRNA studies, Garcia-Garcia, F. et al. (2016). Bioinformatics, Volume 32, Issue 18, Pages 2809-2816,
  • Actionable pathways: interactive discovery of therapeutic targets using signaling pathway models, Salavert, F. et al. (2016). Nucleic Acids Research, 44 (Web Server issue), W212–W216.
  • Babelomics 5.0: functional interpretation for new generations of genomic data, Alonso, R. et al. (2015). Nucleic Acids Research43 (Web Server issue), W117–W121.



The UBB members are involved in different teaching activities: