Research groups Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research Group (GRBIO)

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research Group (GRBIO)

GRBIO is a UPC-UB team whose main goal is to promote joint research in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, in both applications and development of new methodologies. We aim to address complex interdisciplinary issues and to make relevant scientific contributions on health and biology areas where closer collaboration is needed to promote future development and welfare of the society.
The members of the team are experts in a diversity of fields such as bioinformatics, particularly in the analysis of omics data, as well as theoretical and applied statistics. Their main  research lines can be broadly grouped into: Biostatistical Methods for the Integrative Analysis of Omics Data, Clinical Trials,  Survival Analysis,and Development of Statistical tools.

Main projects

  • 1.

    Advanced statistical methods

    Advanced statistical methods for survival analysis and omics data. Impact on Cancer, AIDS and Neuroscience studies. Period 2016 - 2019. MINECO MTM2015-64465-C2-1-R

  • 2.

    Analysis of blood microbiome

    Analysis of blood microbiome to study the effect of a ployphenol-rich dietary pattern on intestine permeability in elderly people. Period 2016 - 2018, MINECO PCIN-2015-238

  • 3.

    Methods in Research on Research (MiRoR)

    Marie Curie Action - ITN - European Joint Doctorate. Period 2016 - 2020.



Bioinformatics expertise:

Group Leader:

Guadalupe Gómez Melis


Alex Sanchez Pla

Bioinformatics services offered

  • Statistical expertise to the scientific community

    through consulting, teaching and contract services. Beyond the usual statistical consultancy service that can identify and apply the most appropriate statistical tools to solve a research problem we can extend the analysis service to deal with problems that lie beyond the boundaries of current statistical knowledge maybe due to the complexity of the data or the need for new statistical models. We can also provide training for any staff at any level from beginner to expert and covering any statistical topic from the applied end right through to cutting-edge methodological research.

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