Robert Castelo

Associate Professor, UPF


PhD, University of Utrecht

Robert Castelo is Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) from UPF, where he teaches computational biology at the Bachelor in Human Biology and at the Master's in Bioinformatics.

Between 1997 and 2002, he carried out his PhD at the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam and at the University of Utrecht. Afterwards, he joined the UPF as Assistant Professor, carrying out his postdoctoral research in the lab of Roderic Guigó at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG). In 2006, he obtained a "Ramón y Cajal" fellowship to start his independent research at the DCEXS-UPF, where he became associate professor in 2012.

Professor Castelo works on the development of computational and statistical methods and software for the analysis and comprehension of biological and clinical data. He has published over 35 articles in journals indexed at the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and is an active contributor to the Bioconductor project.