Theoretical and computational
ecology laboratory

Josep Sardanyes

External collaborator

I completed a BSc in Biology at Universitat de Barcelona (2002) and went on to earn a Master in Biomedicine and a PhD in Biology (2009) under the supervision of Ricard Solé at the Complex Systems Lab (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Institute of Evolutionary Biology CSIC-UPF). During my PhD thesis I worked on dynamical systems and complexity in biological systems (replicator nonlinear dynamics). Upon obtention of my PhD degree, I moved to Valencia where I took up a postdoc position at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Plant Biology (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-UPV), where I went on with my research on virus dynamics and evolution working with Santiago Elena. In 2011 I moved to San Francisco for a second postdoc at The David J. Gladstone Institutes (University of California San Francisco, UCSF), where I focused on the theoretical and computational study of HIV-1 dynamics. Then I moved again to the Complex Systems Lab were I completed a third postdoc (2012-2016) working on cancer evolution, theoretical ecology and systems and synthetic biology.

In November 2016, I joined the Centre de Recerca Matematica (Bellaterra, Barcelona) as a visiting scientist, with a collaboration with the Computational and Mathematical Biology group lead by Prof. Tomás Alarcón. In 2017 I started as a senior researcher at CRM receiving a postdoctoral grant from “la Caixa” foundation. I have recently obtained a “Ramon y Cajal” fellowship, also starting my own laboratory within the Computational and Mathematical Biology Grop. My research group is called: Nonlinear Dynamics and Evolution (NoDE) Laboratory (see the web​).

I am also associate professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, teaching at the Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering​ and at the Computational Biomedical Engineering Master