Research Areas

Viral metagenomics

High-throughput sequencing techniques are beginning to be used in many fields, both in science and industry. These techniques make it possible to analyze the biological composition of a given sample without the need to know the studied sequences, as is the case with classical molecular biology techniques in which primers and probes of known sequences are required. Shotgun or untargeted metagenomic approaches enable the simultaneous identification of viral sequences from a sample, referred to as ‘virome’, which is a diverse community of mainly eukaryotic RNA and DNA eukaryotic viruses and bacteriophages. Virome characterization provides a potential solution to the challenges associated with the traditional surveillance of viruses. Additionally, the use of targeted sequencing allows us to study the population composition of a determined virus or viral group to analyze its diversity. Targeted sequencing allows us to detect new variants as well as to know the dynamics of the virus in the environment.


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   Bias of library preparation for virome characterization in untreated and treated wastewaters
  Recommendations for the introduction of metagenomic high-throughput sequencing in clinical virology, part I: wet lab procedure
Recommendations for the introduction of metagenomic next-generation sequencing in clinical virology, part II: bioinformatic analysis and reporting

Special Issues in scientific journals

  “Virus Bioinformatics 2022” in Viruses (Ed. MDPI)

Organizing congress

  ViBioM2022 organized by the European Bioinformatic Center (@EVirusBioinfC). Valencia, 24-25 March 2022


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Towards the target indicators of the Viral Pathogen Diversity in water by Metagenome Analysis, VIRI-DIANA (AGL2017-82909)

Metagenomics to identify viral indicators in the produce chain, MAGIC (2018CPS10)

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