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Meet the team

Jaume Bertranpetit - Lead Educator

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I am Professor of Biology at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). Group leader in the Evolutionary Biology and Complex Systems Program in this University. Promoter of the Institute for Evolutionary Biology, IBE (UPF- CSIC). My research field is in different aspects on the study of the human genome variation and diversity: human population genetics, molecular evolution, comparative genomics and the interaction between human evolutionary biology and other fields, including medicine, genetic of complex diseases, statistical genetics and others. My recent publications are mainly on the footprint of natural selection in the human genome and the emerging field of Evolutionary Systems Biology, with the relationship of molecular networks and adaptation in genome-wide perspective. I have published over 300 research papers, most of them since my major dedication to genome studies (since 1992). Director of ICREA (Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats) till 2015.

Find out more on my website.

Cristina Junyent - Mentor

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I am director of the Science in Society Foundation. My field of study moves from Human Biology and communication from science to society. I hold a degree and a PhD in Biology at the University of Barcelona, ​​and a Master’s Degree in Scientific Communication at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. Professionally devoted to science popularization, I usually write books and articles to magazines and newspapers to different publics. I have also been working for TV programs and organized public participation scientific programs.

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