Francesc Castro Giner, Ph.D.

Francesc Castro Giner (ORCID 0000-0001-6111-0754) joined the Aceto lab in 2016 where he is currently the Head of Computational Biology (Gkountela et al., Cell, 2019; Szczerba et al., Nature, 2019; Donato et al., Cell Rep, 2020). Prior to joining the lab, he worked as a bioinformatics scientist at the Functional Genomics Centre of University of Zurich and as postdoctoral fellow at the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (van de Veen et al., Science Advances, 2020; Sugita et al., J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2018). Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher in cancer genomics at the Molecular and Population Genetics Laboratory of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK (Findlay et al., Nature Communications, 2016; Stracquadanio et al., Nature Review Cancer, 2015; Castro-Giner et al., Nature Review Cancer, 2015; Davis et al. Nature Medicine, 2015; Zeron-Medina et al., Cell, 2013). He has also been member of the National Centre for Genomic Analysis based on Barcelona, Spain (see Alioto et al., Nature Communications, 2015; Balbás-Martínez t al., Nature Genetics, 2013). Francesc earned the PhD awarded with the extraordinary prize in 2009 from the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, with a thesis focused on gene and environment interactions in complex disease (Castro-Giner et al., Eur Respir J, 2008; Castro-Giner et al., Eur Respir J, 2009; Castro-Giner et al., Environ Health Perspect, 2009; Castro-Giner et al., BMC Med Genet, 2009; Castro-Giner et al., Thorax, 2009).