'We investigate the patterns and mechanisms of genomic variation in disease'

Paula Otero, PhD student


I have always been interested in life sciences and that's why, some years ago, I decided to study the Biomedical Science degree at University of Lleida. Back in Galicia, I completed a MSc in Genomics and Genetics, achieving the Human Genetics speciality. Now, during my PhD, I would like to grow as a scientist and continue my studies in genomics and bioinformatics focusing on the analysis of the genetic basis of human diseases. In my spare time, I enjoy reading good novels with a popcorn pack in my hands. Also, I swim without floats.

Education, Grants and Awards

2019 Extraordinary award in Biomedical Science, University of Lleida.

2019/2023 Predoctoral fellowship, FPU, Ministry of Universities, Spanish Government.

2018/2019 MSc in Genomics and Genetics University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

2018/2019 MEFP collaboration scholarship. Zoology, Genetics and Physical Antropology department. Genetics area.

2018 Impuls Program Award for the best student in Biomedical Science - Faculty of Medicine, University of Lleida.

2018 Research Training Grant – Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CIMUS), University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

2014-2018 BSc in Biomedical Science. University of Lleida, Spain.


Epilepsy project

Publications and Conferences

  1. Otero-Sánchez, P., Rodríguez-Martín, B., García-Souto, D., Tubio, JMC. Identification of genetic variants in a human genome by means of whole-exome sequencing analysis. 2018. ASCB|EMBO Meeting, San Diego, CA. (Poster)
  2. Otero-Sánchez, P., G. Álvarez,E., Rodríguez-Fontenla, M.C., Temes, J., Tubio, JMC. Identification of genomic rearrangements in human diseases using single-molecule sequencing technologies. 2019. II annual CiMUS Workshop. Santiago de Compostela. (Poster)
  3. Otero-Sánchez, P., Single-molecule sequencing technologies as a promising alternative for the identification of genomic rearrangements in human diseases. 2019. IBCG2019. A Coruña. (Oral presentation)
  4. Otero, P., Temes, J., García-Souto, D., Tubio, JMC. SVi: a new tool to easily and fast benchmark, process, integrate and represent genomic structural variation. 2020. III annual CiMUS Workshop. Santiago de Compostela. (Poster)

Dissemination activities

CiMUS Podcast