Barcelona Supercomputing Center BSC: Leading Researcher
Phd. Marta Melé, computational biologist interested in understanding the information that is encoded in our DNA.
Understanding this information allowed him to study which routes humans took when they migrated from Africa 50,000 years ago or how the Ebola virus interacts with host genes during infection. His current work consists of studying how the genes encoded in our DNA are regulated differently between individuals. The objective of this work is to be able to explain why some individuals have susceptibility to certain diseases and others do not.
She obtained his PhD at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and then moved to the laboratory of Roderic Guigó at the Center for Genomic Regulation (Barcelona, Spain). She is currently an LSRF Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Dr. John Rinn affiliated with both Harvard University and the Broad Institute.