Biola M Javierre

Position at Josep Carreras Institute:

Group Leader


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08916 Badalona, Barcelona, Spain

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Born in 1983 in Huesca, Dr. Javierre studied Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Navarra (2006) and received her PhD in Molecular Biology (Epigenetics) from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 2011, where she worked under the supervision of Dr.  Manel Esteller and Dr. Esteban Ballestar.

Dr. Javierre performed her postdoctoral training in Chromatin Dynamics (Peter Fraser Laboratory) in Cambridge (UK) from 2012 to 2017. Since March 2018, she has been a Ramon y Cajal Junior PI at the Josep Carreras Research Center (IJC). In addition, Dr. Javierre is part of the Bioinfo4Women Program at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (https://www.bsc.es/). In 2019, UNESCO and L’Oréal Women in Science Foundation recognized Biola as one out of the fifteen most promising young women scientists worldwide.

Biola M. Javierre is an authority on the study of 3D chromatin organization with special emphasis on describing physical interactions between regulatory elements and target genes. Key achievements include the design of new experimental and computational methods for studying the DNA packaging within the nucleus, the novel description of promoter interactomes of human blood cell types and the pioneer interpretation of non-coding SNPs.


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The Javierre Group applies cutting-edge experimental and bioinformatics approaches to understanding the specific 3D chromatin organization of haematopoietic cells and its alteration in blood cancers.   Our long-term goal is to keep taking steps forwards in the fight against cancer.  We will be unstoppable until we cure it.

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