I am a bioinformatician working on genomics and evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases. I am interested on using genomics and molecular epidemiology to understand how pathogens evolve and spread, and to use that information to control them and inform public health decisions.
Currently, I am a research fellow in Prof Ross Fitzgerald’s Laboratory of Bacterial Evolution and Pathogenesis (LBEP) at The Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh). I’m part of a project that aims to apply evolutionary genomic analyses in order to understand Staphylococcus aureus host adaptation and thus combat the infectious diseases caused by this pathogen in both humans and livestock.
Previously, I worked in Prof Andrew Leigh Brown’s group in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (University of Edinburgh), in which I worked on HIV molecular phylodynamics, in particular to reconstruct the viral evolutionary history and geographic propagation as well as the transmission dynamics among populations.
Before moving to Edinburgh, I worked in Dr. África Holguín’s laboratory in the Ramón y Cajal Hospital (Madrid, Spain), where I completed my PhD in 2012. My work was focused on the molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 in Madrid and Spain, and also on reconstructing the viral transmission dynamics, especially focusing on lineages imported to Spain from sub-Saharan Africa.
The Roslin Institute yebragonzalo(at)gmail.com
University of Edinburgh gonzalo.yebra(at)ed.ac.uk
Easter Bush Campus
EH25 9RG, Scotland, UK