Professional service

Professional activities

  1. Editorial Board
  2. Reviewer
    • Journal of Biomedical Semantics
    • Data Science: Methods, Infrastructure, and Applications
    • F1000Research
    • BMC Bioinformatics
    • PLOS ONE
    • Bioinformatics
    • Scientific Data
    • Applied Ontology
    • Journal of Web Semantics
  3. Professional Committees Served

Honors and awards

  • 2010, ISCIII/MICINN Fellowship, ISCIII/MICINN Instituto de Salud Carlos III/Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Madrid (Spain)
  • 2006, Tarraco Empresa Joven Enterpreneurship Prize, 2nd Prize, AIJEC Associació Independent de Joves Empresaris de Catalunya, Tarragona (Spain)
  • 2004, Reus Creació Empreses Enterpreneurship Prize, 3rd Prize, Ajuntament de Reus-REDESSA Reus Desenvolupament Econòmic SA, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus (Spain)
  • 2002-2006, URV Graduate Fellowship, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Tarragona (Spain)

Professional memberships

  • 2021-present, Research Data Alliance (RDA)
  • 2012-present, International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

Scientific projects contribution

  1. BIND
    1. Outcomes
      1. Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy Knowledge Map
    2. Activities [WP7]
      1. FAIRification
      2. Analytics
  2. TWOC
    1. Outcomes
      1. Publication of COVID-19 LUMC synthetic health data FAIR Data Point
    2. Activities
      1. Content: patient synthetic data (generation and metadata)
      2. Tech: Use case query-workflow
    1. Outcomes
    2. Activities
      1. Rare Diseases Community
      2. Machine Learning Focus Group
      3. Health Data Focus Group
  4. EJP RD
    1. Outcomes
    2. Activities:
      1. FAIRification [WP10-11-12]
        1. CDE Semantic Model
        2. Metadata
      2. Analysis [WP13]
        1. Networks
        2. Environment
  5. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Biomedical Data Translator program [OT3TR002019]
    1. Outcomes:
      • NGLY1 Deficiency structured review as a disease network
      • Knowledge navigation platform for hypothesis generation
      • Knowledge contribution platform for community curation and graph building
      • Python library for reproducible, re-usable, repurposable building of the structured review as workflows in Jupyter Notebooks
      • Structured deep phenotyping for NGLY1 Deficiency using HPO
    2. Activities:
      • Assist the project whenever is useful. Our focus on the ultra rare disease “NGLY1 Deficiency” was a valuable use case for the project.
  6. National Institute of General Medical Sciences [R01GM089820]
    1. Outcomes:
      • The NGLY1 Deficiency data was used to show the usability of Wikidata for prediction purposes
      • The NGLY1 Deficiency phenotypic data was loaded into the FAIR Wikidata project
      • Developed a Wikidata provenance model
    2. Activities:
      • My semantic web expertise and feedback from using Wikidata was used to improve the crowdsoursing project.
  7. MedBioinformatics
    1. Outcomes:
      • D4.3 – Report on the development of the trait-based diseasome
    2. Activities:
      • My main objective is the development of systems medicine tools (Disease Biomarker Browser, Disease Trajectory Comorbidity Browser) able to mine, integrate, filter, prioritise, analyse and visualise relevant health data and scientific knowledge (WP4).
  8. Open PHACTS
    1. Outcomes:
    2. Activities:
      • My main objective is the implementation of DisGeNET in the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform.
      • My activities are attending teleconferences, following up the advance of the technical part of the platform, attending community workshops among others.
    3. My research outcomes embedded in this project here.
  9. eTOX
    1. Outcomes:
    2. Activities:
      • My activities are attending teleconferences, following up the advance of the technical part of the project, attending community workshops among others.
      • Developing resources and tools for unraveling the toxicity mechanisms of drugs and the extraction of disease biomarkers.
    1. Outcomes
      1. Workflow for 3D protein structure alignment
    2. Activities:
      1. I developed my Masters thesis in Bioinformatics