I'm biochemist and molecular biologist by training (Universities of Valencia and Mainz). After several years working on a molecular biology lab, and attracted by the emerging fields of genomics and bioinformatics, I moved to the comparative genomics group of Martijn Huynen in 2001 (NCMLS), NL). In 2005, I obtained a PhD in the Medical Sciences (Radbout University Nijmegen), and then moved to the bioinformatics department at CIPF (Valencia). In September 2008 I started my own group at CRG. I have always used an evolutionary perspective to address different biological questions. I am not only interested in understanding how complex biological systems work, but also how they have came to be as they are.