Quirze Rovira

Quirze Rovira
Events attended

Max-Plank Institute for Molecular Biomedicine



  • January 2017 - Present:
    PhD candidate at the Max-Plank Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster, in Vaquerizas Lab. 
  • October 2015 - September 2016:
    MSc in Bioinformatics in the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
  • August 2015:
    Research Summer School of Statistical Omics (RSSSO2015)
  • 2010 - 2015:
    Bachelor in Biology University of Girona (UdG)


  • March 2016 - December 2016:
    Internship at the Transcriptomics of Vertebrate Development and Evolution lab led by Manuel Irimia. Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
    Manuel Irimia's lab tries to understand the roles that alternative splicing and other mechanisms of transcriptomic diversification play in vertebrate embryonic development, and how novel transcript variants have contributed to shape the unique vertebrate development and body plan during evolution.
    My master thesis objective is to investigate the potential role of mobile elements and other repetitive elements of the genome in the origin and evolution of alternative splicing and its regulation in vertebrates.
  • October 2014 - July 2015:
    Internship at the Evolutionary and Functional Genomics lab led by Josefa González. Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE-CSIC-UPF)
    González Lab focuses on understanding how organisms adapt to their environments, especially the effect of the transposable elements (TE) on the adaptation process.
    My final research project goal was to identify a catalogue of putatively adaptive TEs that add stress response elements (SREs) in the upstream regions of fruitfly genes. To perform this study I combined bioinformatics and population genetics approaches.