Edgar Garriga

Edgar Garriga

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Full Name

Edgar Garriga Nogales


Tarragona, Spain




Barcelona, Spain


Sports, Books, Volunteering

About me

I'm very glad you're here. Let me introduce myself.

My name is Edgar Garriga. I'm a Spanish researcher currently living in Barcelona (Spain), where I just finished my PhD in Bioinformatics.

I've studied in different countries during my bachelor studies, I was one year in Poland, six months in States and six months in Brazil.

I have been travelling during my studies too. I visited some countries around Europe, the East coast of USA and South America.

I am involved in humanitarian task with some NGOs doing Search and Rescue tasks for refugees (Greece and Libya)

I love Internet, new technologies and all the magic I can do with them. I strongly believe that technologies have been created to help people.

Yes, I've got ants on my pants !!!

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan

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Curriculum Vitae


PhD in Bioinformatics

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
September 2017 - February 2022

Centre for Genomic Regulation

Thesis Title: New algorithmic contributions for large scale multiple sequence alignments of protein sequences

Multiple Sequence Alignment, Reproducibility and HPC

GPA Cum Laude

MSc in Bioinformatics

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Octubre 2016 - September 2017

Intern at CRG - Bioinformatics and Genomics Group

GPA 8.65/10

Computer Science Bachelor

Unisinos, Brazil
February 2016 - June 2016

Santander ILA scholarship

Computer Science Bachelor

Simpson College, USA
August 2015 - December 2015

Scholarship in USA

Computer Science Bachelor

Politechnika Lodzka, Poland
September 2014 - June 2015

Erasmus+ student in Poland.

Computer Science Bachelor

Universidad de Murcia, Spain
September 2009 - July 2014

Computer Science student, taking part of the junior enterprise of my faculty and student intern in DDBB department.

GPA 7.18/10


Google Summer of Code 2018

Open Bioinformatics Foundation
May 2018 - August 2018
Open Science

Implement the support for Research Object specification into Nextflow framework

  • Groovy
  • Problem analisys
  • Software development

Master's Thesis

Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
March 2017 - June 2017
Comparative Bioinformatics

We did an interdisciplinary approach, for multiple sequence alignments. I work on a technique to break the upper bound of the MSA. Working on algorithm design.

  • International and multidisciplinary team
  • C++ language
  • Algorithm design
  • Problem analisys

Capstone Project

Simpson College, USA
Fall 2015
Creating DNA Libraries Using Thermodynamics and Sequence Alignment Algorithms.

We did an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating random generation, thermodynamics, sequence alignment, and multi-objective programming in order to create a web based application that produces libraries of temperature-dependent DNA sequences specific to each user and guaranteed to perform within an experimental setting.

  • International and multidisciplinary team
  • JavaScript language
  • Sequence alignment
  • Melting temperature
  • Version control
  • Web application

European Project Semester

Politechnika Lodzka , Poland
Fall 2014
Noise Management at EU Airports,Case of Lodz.

We did a study to find a solution to reduce the noise of Lodz airport. Doing a theorical study and performed the solution in an anechoic room, and performed a study with the data obtained and created a report to explain the solution proposed.

  • International and multidisciplinary team
  • Experiment design
  • Anechoic room
  • Data analisys


Project Supervisor

Biologia Humana - UPF [bachelor], Barcelona (Spain)
October 2019 - November 2019

Supervise a mini-research project about the annotation of selenoproteins

Teacher Assistant

Bioinformatics - ESCI-UPF [bachelor], Barcelona (Spain)
January 2019 - March 2019
January 2018 - March 2018

Collaborate with supervising teacher to provide a tailored learning environment for exceptional students on the undergrad in Bioinformatics

  • Algorithm for Sequence Analysis in Bioinformatics
  • Clustering methods and algorithms in genomics and evolution


Simpson College, USA (IA)
September 2015 - December 2015

Helpdesk support in the College.

IT Project Manager

JADE, Belgium
November 2014 - June 2016

Work with an international team developing IT projects. Wordpress, Podio and Android development.


Infomun JE, Spain
May 2014 - April 2015

Managing partners , institutional relations, liaison with external companies.

Customer Support

University of Murcia, Spain
October 2013 - April 2014

Repair and keep safe the teachers and administrative personal computers.


JelAps Freelance, Spain
June 2013 - January 2014

Web platform for performing computer work . Performed by students of the University of Murcia.

Executive Board

Infomun JE, Spain
April 2013 - May 2014

Event organization, coordination project and participation in strategic decisions.

Student intern

University of Murcia, Spain
February 2013 - June 2013

Intern for Database subject.


StalkersAT, Spain
September 2011 - January 2014

Maintaining the website and forum management.


KamisetaLoca, Spain
January 2011 - January 2019

Creating the website, design products , contact suppliers, customer management, strategic management and marketing.



IAB Spain & Google. 40 hours
Curso básico de Marketing Digital.
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. 130 hours
SEO y SEM: Marketing online.
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. 50 hours
Agilidad y Lean. Gestionando los proyectos y negocios del s. XXI.
Universidad Politècnica de València. 100 hours
Android: Introducción a la programación.
Universidad Politècnica de València. 18 hours
Dispositivos Móviles para la Gestión del Territorio.
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 90 hours
Desarrollo de Aplicaciones en HTML5 y para Dispositivos Móviles Firefox O.S.
Universidad de Murcia. 60 hours
Curso de diseño gráfico con photoshop orientado a web.
Universidad de Murcia. 60 hours
Curso de creación de paginas web dinamicas con php y mysql.
Licence 7647
ECDL, European Computer Driving Licence.


Dirección General de la Marina Mercante
Marinero de Puente
Dirección General de la Marina Mercante
Embarcaciones de supervivencia y botes de rescate no rápidos.
Dirección General de la Marina Mercante
Patron Portuario
Dirección General de la Marina Mercante
Formacion basica en seguridad.
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. 60 hours
Adaptación a la Ley Orgánica de Protección de Datos.
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. 35 hours
Habilidades directivas.
Protección Civil. 50 hours
Socorrista acuático especialista en playas.
Protección Civil. 150 hours
Técnico en transporte sanitario.
Protección Civil. 40 hours
Primeros auxilios y soporte vital básico.
Protección Civil. 10 hours
Comunicación y Transmisiones.
Protección Civil. 40 hours
Orientación y Cartografía.
Protección Civil. 10 hours
Desfibrilación Externa Semi-Automática. DESA. Año 2010.
Sociedad Canina Murciana. 45 hours
Comisario de Ring en Certámenes de Morfologia Canina.



Multiple Sequence Alignment Computation Using the T-Coffee Regressive Algorithm Implementation

- Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2231 doi:10.1007/978-1-0716-1036-7_6

Fast and accurate large multiple sequence alignments with a root-to-leaf regressive method

- Nature Biotechnology doi:10.1038/s41587-019-0333-6


Nextflow integration for the Research Object Specification

- doi 10.5281/zenodo.1472385

Fast and accurate large multiple sequence alignments using root-to-leave regressive computation

- doi 10.1101/490235

Oral Communications


No se donde voy pero voy de camino

TAG Stories - Barcelona (Spain). February 2020

Make the genome be with you

BCN Science Slam - Barcelona (Spain). February 2020

How to survive a PhD

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona - Barcelona (Spain). November 2019

The Regressive. A new point of view for the MSA

21st EMBL PhD Symposium - Heidelberg (Germany). November 2019
Slides [link]

The Regressive. A new horizon for the MSA

XIII PhD Symposium CRG - Barcelona (Spain). November 2019
Slides [link]

Fast and accurate large multiple sequence alignments using root-to-leaf regressive computation

VII Student Bionformatics Symposium - Madrid (Spain). October 2019
Best Talk award - Slides [link]

Mejorar la medicina personalizada gracias al BigData

RIN4 UPF - Barcelona (Spain). May 2019

Com descifrar la red social de la genetica​

Pint of Science - Reus (Spain). May 2019
Slides [link]


Nextflow integration for the Research Object specification

- Open science: from values to practice. Building a roadmap for transformative change (October 4th and 5th, 2018). Barcelona (Spain)

- IEEE eScience 2018 - Workshop on Research Objects (RO2018) (October 29th, 2018). Amsterdam (Netherlands)
doi 10.5281/zenodo.1472385




A quick view of my projects





Página Personal
Dr Pardo

Site to show the research and papers of the Dr Pardo i Camps

World Map

World map with the cities visited.

Into the Wild
Into the Wild

Blog to talk about my trips and personal experiences.

Color Time

Background's color like hexadecimal color.

8Ball Oracle

Android App. Ask and the oracle will answer.

Into the Wild
RSS Bioinformatics

Notice Feeder abour Bioinformatics news.


Android App to save personal notes.


Android App about TicTacToe game.

Into the Wild

Resistor calculator App.


Calculator android app.

Animals Sounds

Android App for kids to learn English with animals

Free OpenArms
Free OpenArms

Pics and text about refugees


App to learn spanish in a funny way