Email: beatriz [dot] garcia [[at]] upm [dot] es
Her expertise is mainly in Machine Learning applied to bioinformatics. Beatriz currently works on analysing and predicting dynamics in microbial communities, at metagenomics (i.e. microbiome) and genomics level (i.e. genome-scale metabolic models), approaching the problem through transitions between stable states, using different Machine Learning, Data mining and Artificial Intelligence techniques. Additional research interests include network analysis, knowledge representation, data visualization and semantic annotations.
She received her PhD in Computer Science (Bioinformatics) from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in 2012, under the supervision of Dr. Alfonso Valencia (Bio - CNIO) and Dr. Araceli Sanchis (CS - UC3M). She was a assistant professor of the Computer Science Department at UC3M, from 2006 to 2013. During 2013, she was a visiting postdoctoral researcher of the Computational Biology and Applied Algorithmics department at Max-Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII). Next three years, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Biological Informatics group at Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics UPM-INIA. Next two years, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Systems Biotechnology Nogales’s lab at Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). From October 2018, she returned to Wilkinson’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow funded by a CBGP Severo Ochoa award.
Her thesis won the 2012 National Best Thesis Award, in Experimental and Technological Sciences area, from the Royal Spanish Doctoral Academy. In addition, she won awards from UC3M (Special Thesis Award 2011-2012), and from the Madrid Regional Government (Excellence in Academic Scholarship, 2004-2005), among others.
- "Functional Annotation of Proteins based on Relational Representatiton in the Systems Biology Context." June 4. 2012. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. [PDF] Supervised by Alfonso Valencia and Araceli Sanchis.
National Best Thesis Award by the Royal Spanish Doctoral Academy (Experimental and Technological Sciences, 2012)
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