Computational Biology


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Dr. Octavio Martínez de la Vega

Principal Investigator

We are interested in the design, implementation and application of mathematical, statistic and computational methods to biological investigation, manly genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics.
We have designed methods that apply the Shannon Information theory to the study of transcriptomics, as well as statistic methods for the analysis of gene expression and the use of molecular markers. Experimentally we work with chili pepper (Capsicum annuum) and sunflowers (Helianthus annuus).

Research lines:

  • Determination of essential cell elements.
  • Study of interaction of genomic elements.
  • Dynamic modeling of gene expression.

Recent projects:

  • GenoGraphy: a program to manipulate and annotate genome regions.
  • InterPlay: a program to work with generalized interactomes.
  • Molecular markers in Maize populations (in collaboration with June Simpson and other colleagues).
  • Dynamic models for the development of the chili pepper fruit (in collaboration with Neftalí Ochoa Alejo and other colleagues).

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Dr. Octavio Martínez de la Vega

Principal Investigator

“My laboratory’s’ motto: from data to knowledge"

Fernando Hernández Godínez

Research Assistant

"Molecular Biology"

Dr. Lisette Arce Rodríguez


"Integrating omics to obtain frontier knowledge: the fruit as a model of functional network development during the domestication process (in collaboration with Dr. Neftalí Ochoa Alejo)"

M. Sc. Felipe de Jesús Cervantes Hernández.

PhD student in Plant Biotechnology

"Metabolomic and transcriptomic data integration in dynamic network models during fruit development of chili pepper (in codirection with Dr. José J. Ordaz Ortíz)”

Alejandra Castañeda Marín

Masters’ student in Plant Biotechnology

"Study of transcriptomic factors that regulate chromoplast biogenesis in chili pepper (Capsicum spp.) fruits (in codirection with Dr. Neftalí Ochoa Alejo)"