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Ferran Reverter



Ferran Reverter

Associate Professor

Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics: Section of Statistics

(University of Barcelona)




The main areas of my scientific activity are:
1. Development and implementation of statistical tools for data analysis in Biosciences,
2. Enhancing kernel-based methods to increase its interpretability,
3. Implementation of image analysis tools for wide range of applications (Health,Digital humanities, ...).
I participated as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG, in the research program of Bioinformatics and Genomics at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB,, a center that leads biomedical translational research in Southern Europe. In particular,
I was working in the Computational Biology of RNA Processing group. Group lead by Dr. Roderic Guigó Serra.
My background in Biology and Statistics, has been key in integration into a competitive research group where the needs of statistical tools and intensive computing are growing. Currently, I am collaborating in four projects:
1) The Transcriptional Landscape of Repetitive Elements in Human Tissues.
2) Whole genome diagnosis of coronary artery disease (project funded by La Marató de TV3 Foundation).
3) Histology and pathology phenotypes (GTEx project)
4) sQTLseekeR (extension). A method for detecting associations of genetic variants with the vectors of isoform splicing ratios of genes (sQTL).

Research areas:

  • Machine Learning: Supervised and unsupervised methods applied to biological data as well kernel-based methods for visualizing and the integrative analysis of several omics data.
  • Bioinformatics: Application multivariate techniques to analysis data sets of high-throughput techniques.


Publication links: ORCID, ResearcherID LINKEDIN, SCOPUS, GScholar


Ph.D. in Biology, University of Barcelona, 2000

BSc in Statistics, UPC, 1994


Foundations of Bioinformatics. Master in Statistics and Operations Research UPC-UB

Statistical Learning. Master in Statistics and Operations Research UPC-UB

Bioinformatics. Degrees in Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences UB

Statistics for Biosciences. Degrees in Statistics UPC-UB

Statistical Techniques of Data Analysis. Master in Ecology, Management and Restoration of Natural Environment UB