I am Gonzalo Gómez (but people often call me Gon), a computational biologist with research expertise in the analysis of biological high-throughput experiments and cancer multi-omics data. I also enjoy teaching bioinformatics and molecular biology.
I studied the BSc in “Molecular Biology and Biochemistry” at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). There I got a collaboration grant with the UAM Molecular Biology department to study the relationships between transcriptional regulation and chromatin structural complexes at CBM Severo Ochoa. In this time, I became more and more interested in translational research and the molecular biology of complex human diseases. Accordingly, I move in 2001 to Enrique Caso’s lab in the Clinical Oncology department at Hospital Ramón y Cajal where I got my PhD studying the transcriptomics of micro-disseminated and metastatic cells in melanoma patients. During that time I came into contact with cancer, high-throughput experiments, multi-omics and, yes, of course, an emerging (and exciting) research field called bioinformatics… and that’s how bioinformatics began for me. I decided to learn bioinformatics so I got a MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Universidad Complutense (UCM).
Since 2008 I have a staff position at CNIO Bioinformatics Unit (BU). During these years I have been working on multiple collaborative projects with CNIO wet-lab and computational researchers. From 2014 to 2021 I was also an associated professor at UAM.
Now I combine my research at BU with teaching responsibilities as academic coordinator of the “Master in Bioinformatics applied to personalised medicine and health” organised by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII).
My main scientific interests are:
- Applying bioinformatics approaches to cancer immunotherapy.
- Analysis and interpretation of cancer patients multi-omics to identify new biomarkers and mechanisms of drug response.
- Developing new bioinformatics methodologies to predict effective anti-tumour treatments.