Eduardo Eyras was appointed ICREA Research Professor at the UPF in January 2005. He has a PhD in Physics, has worked in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge (1999-2001) and in the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute at Hinxton, UK. He has published 15 articles in the area of Mathematical Physics and more than 40 articles in Computational Biology. Currently he leads a research group with 3 PhD students, 1 postdoc and 2 Master students at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (http://regulatorygenomics.upf.edu/), at the Pompeu Fabra University, in Barcelona, Spain.
Eyras’ group participates in the Spanish network project RNAREG (http://rnareg.maciasnmr.net/), in which high-throughput technologies are applied to discover alterations in post-transcriptional regulation in cancer; and in the European network project RNPnet (http://www.rnpnet.ethz.ch/), where the relation between transcription and splicing is studied. During the period 2008-2011, Eyras was awarded a Young Investigator Grant of the EURASNET network on Alternative Splicing (http://www.eurasnet.info). Since 2007, he has been organizer of the Alternative Splicing – Special Interest Group meeting (www.alternative-splicing.org), for the conference Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB). E Eyras is currently an associate member of the European network of Epigenetics and Systems Biology (http://www.epigenesys.eu) and associate editor of BMC Genomics. During 2013, E. Eyras has been visiting professor at the University of Toronto, Canada, with a 3-month grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education.