Vladimir Espinosa Angarica, PhD
Associate Researcher
Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Computational Biology Group
Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
Campus Belval, Biotech II 0.04
University of Luxembourg
6, Avenue du Swing
L-4366 Belvaux
Phone:  (+35 2) 46 66 44 6771
Fax: (+35 2) 46 66 44 36771


General Info

    I am a biochemist and bioinformatician formed at the Biology Faculty of the University of Havana, Cuba. After my graduation I joined the National Bioinformatics Center (BIOINFO) as an Associate Researcher of the Computational Genomics Group in 2002. My main research interests have been focussed on the study of the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in eukaryotes and prokaryotes. While at BIOINFO I was part of an international cooperation project involving the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC) at Petropolis, Brazil and the Center for Genomic Sciences (CCG) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico for the bioinformatics study of the mechanisms of transcription regulation in gamma-proteobacteria. I completed my Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2014 at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology of the University of Zaragoza and the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systemswith a research project related to a bioinformatics study of protein conformational flexibility and misfolding, and the prediction of the pathologic effect of mutations in conformational diseases.

    After completing my doctorate, I've moved to Luxembourg to join the Computational Biology Group, at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine from the University of Luxembourg. There, as a Research Associate I am coordinating and researching in a CORE Project, funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), for the use of network models for the study of the underlying regulatory mechanisms, at the transcriptional and epigenomics levels, determining key processes such as cell differentiation and development.

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