Department: Bioquímica, Microbiología, Biología Celular y Genética

Area: Genetics

Research group: Genómica y Salud


Research field: Ciencias

Javier Perez-Garcia completed a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy in 2019 from the University of La Laguna (ULL), with two academic performance recognitions of the Extraordinary Award in Pharmacy and Excellence award in the area of Health Sciences. During his undergraduate education, he was awarded two grants/awards by Fundación P. iP. Pizarroso (2016 and 2019) and Grant for Collaboration in Higher Education Departments by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. In 2019 he became a member of the Genomics and Health group supervised by Maria Pino-Yanes and Fabian Lorenzo-Diaz. He defended his final degree project in Pharmacy with honors and started his doctoral thesis in 2019. In 2020 he was granted a predoctoral fellowship ‘Formación Profesorado Universitario/University Professor Training (FPU)’ by the Spanish Ministry of Universities. His research focuses on identifying potential pharmacogenetic biomarkers in asthma by integrating different omics layers. He has experience in molecular biology techniques (DNA extraction, real-time qPCR, and next-generation sequencing) and bioinformatics (analyses of genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, and microbiome data). As a result of his research activity, he has co-authored 13 articles in international peer-reviewed journals (10 in Q1 and five in D1) and one chapter book, being the first co-author in six of these publications. He has an accumulated impact factor of 119.84 and has participated in 32 conference communications (19 in international congresses) including oral communications in relevant international conferences in the asthma field like the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2021. He has taken part in several scientific outreach activities including one published article. He has participated in seven research projects and has peer-reviewed several articles for international journals. He is a trainee member of different societies including the American Thoracic Society, Pharmacogenomics Global Research Network, and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Finally, he has participated in university workshops, courses, seminars, and conferences related to genetics, biomedicine, and molecular biology for more than 235 hours.