Hi! My name is Gonzalo Gómez but people often call me Gon (if not even worse!). I am computational biologist and I have research expertise in the analysis of biological high-throughput experiments (e.g. microarrays and NGS) but I also enjoy teaching.
I studied Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). There I got my first grant as Research Assistant at CBM Severo Ochoa studying the relationships between transcriptional regulation and chromatin structural complexes. In this time, I became more and more interested in molecular biology of human diseases. Accordingly, I got my PhD studying the transcriptomics of micro-disseminated and metastatic melanoma cells at Enrique Caso’s lab in the Oncology Department at Hospital Ramón y Cajal. During that time I came into contact with high-throughput methodologies and transcriptomics so I got a MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology by Universidad Complutense (UCM). And that’s how bioinformatics began for me…
Since 2008 I have a position at CNIO Bioinformatics Unit. During these years I have been working on multiple collaborative projects with CNIO wet-lab researchers. Now I balance my job at CNIO Bioinformatics Unit with teaching responsibilities as assistant lecturer at the UAM.
My main scientific interests are:
- Applying bioinformatics approaches to cancer immunotherapy
- Analysis and interpretation of cancer patients genomics to identify new biomarkers and mechanisms of drug response.