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

Paula Otero, PhD student


I have always been interested in life sciences, so I decided to study human physiology and the mechanisms involved in disease. Then, I decided to continue focusing on Genetics beginning by the analysis of variants in my own exome, which allowed me to learn more about myself in a comprehensive way. Now, I want to apply this knowledge to human diseases and keep learning about the genetic basis of pathology. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming and aquatic sports in general. I also love reading and going to the cinema.

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