Research of Dr. Miriam Payá Milans

Miriam is a biologist with further experience in molecular biology and bioinformatics. She conducted her Ph.D in Biology. awarded in 2015, at the "Instituto de la Grasa", in Sevilla, Spain, studying a key step in the biosynthesis of lipids in sunflower under the supervision of Dr. Enrique Martínez Force and Dr. Mónica Venegas Calerón. In spring 2015, she collaborated with Dr. Amparo Monfort in the study of SNPs in strawberry, as part of the Master's degree in Bioinformatics programme. On 2016 and until 2018, she was offered a position as post-doctoral research assistant at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, at the department of Entomology and Plant Pathology under the supervision of Dr. Meg Staton, working as bioinformatician on blueberry RNA-Seq data as primary project, and also offering bioinformatics support to other groups.  Since September 2018, she is a postdoctoral fellow linked to the "Severo Ochoa" Award at Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP, UPM-INIA), with PIs Dr. Pedro Crevillén and Dr. Mark Wilkinson.

Her current research interests are plant genomics, bioinformatics, and improvement of reproducibility on publications. Towards those interests, her current research consists of the study of histone marks (ChIP-Seq) in Brassica rapa and Arabidopsis thaliana, utilizing the Galaxy + docker environment for the generation of workflows to ensure reproducibility of the research activities.


Miriam is supported by a Postdoctoral contract associated to the "Severo Ochoa Program for Centres of Excellence in R&D” from the Agencia Estatal de Investigación of Spain (grant SEV-2016-0672 (2017-2021) to the CBGP.)