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Adrian Baez-Ortega

Adrian Baez-Ortega

PhD student


Biography:

Adrian is an enthusiastic bioinformatician and PhD student at the Transmissible Cancer Group. His major academic interest is in understanding the dynamics of mutation and selection in the genomes of normal and cancer cells. His side interests include scientific dissemination, evolutionary genetics, statistics, physics, history, and aviation.

Adrian's current research revolves around the evolutionary history of CTVT, an ancient canine transmissible cancer. For his research, Adrian has received the 2019 Postgraduate Student Inspiration Award from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust (funded with £10,000), and the 2017 Abcam Postgraduate Student Prize, awarded by the Department of Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge. Previously, he received an Extraordinary Degree Award and other honours for his computer science studies in Spain, where he developed tools for the assembly and analysis of bacterial genomes and metagenomes.

Adrian's research has been featured in prominent international media platforms, including WIRED, The Atlantic, The Times, Gizmodo, El País and The Hindu. He also writes for his two blogs, divulgatum and in silico.

See Adrian's profile on Google Scholar | LinkedIn | ORCID | Publons.

Key Publications

Adrian Baez-Ortega, Kevin Gori, Andrea Strakova et al.
Science, 365, eaau9923 (2019)
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau9923
 
Bernardo Rodriguez-Martin, Eva G. Alvarez*, Adrian Baez-Ortega* et al.
Nature Genetics (in press)
Preprint DOI:
*Authors contributed equally
 
Sebastian M. Waszak, Grace Tiao, Bin Zhu et al.
(Under review in Nature)
Preprint DOI:
 
Kevin Gori, Adrian Baez-Ortega
bioRxiv (2018)
Preprint DOI: 10.1101/372896
 
The origins and vulnerabilities of two transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils
Maximilian R. Stammnitz, Tim H. H. Coorens, Kevin C. Gori et al.
Cancer Cell, 33 (4): 607–619 (2018)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ccell.2018.03.013
 
Adrian Baez-Ortega, Kevin Gori
Briefings in Bioinformatics, 20 (1): 77–88 (2017)
DOI: 10.1093/bib/bbx082
Preprint available on bioRxiv
 
IonGAP: integrative bacterial genome analysis for Ion Torrent sequence data
Adrian Baez-Ortega, Fabian Lorenzo-Diaz, Mariano Hernandez, Carlos Ignacio Gonzalez-Vila, Jose Luis Roda-Garcia, Marcos Colebrook, Carlos Flores Bioinformatics, 31 (17): 2870–2873 (2015)
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv283
 
Fabian Lorenzo-Diaz, Cris Fernández-Lopez, Pierre-Emmanuel Douarre, Adrian Baez-Ortega, Carlos Flores, Philippe Glaser, Manuel Espinosa
Open Biology, 6: 160084 (2016)
DOI: 10.1098/rsob.160084
 
Adrian Baez-Ortega
Master’s Thesis, Universidad de La Laguna (2014)

Human anti-cancer drugs could help treat transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils

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