José M. Peregrin-Alvarez

Secretaria Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Panama

Jose M. Peregrin-Alvarez was born in Granada, Spain, in 1969. He received a degree at biological sciences at the University of Granada, Granada, Spain in 1992 and completed other degrees in areas such as food technology, biotechnology, and industrial engineering at other universities in Spain in successive years. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from a collaborative program between the University of Sevilla, Spain and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in Cambridge, UK, in 2003. From 2003 to 2009, he completed his postdoctoral experience working at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. From 2007 to 2012, he worked as a Scientist at the University of Malaga, Spain. He is mainly interested in computational biology (bioinformatics and computational systems biology); molecular evolution, phylogenetics, and comparative genomics; computational approaches to predict and visualize protein interaction networks; genetic properties and evolution of molecular networks; phylogenetic profiling analyses; integration and analysis of genome sequence data; use of genomic approaches to determine gene function; discovery of novel antimicrobial drug targets. Since 2007, he is a Scientist Project Evaluator at SENACYT in Panama, and in recent years, he has been nominated to Scientist Evaluator in other neighbor centroamerican countries such as Uruguay and Peru. He is also a referee and board editor for a number of computational biology journals.

Biography Updated on 4 December 2012

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