Professor of Genetics
Center for Research in Nanomaterials and Biomedicine (CINBIO)
University of Vigo, Vigo 36310, Spain
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ERC Consolidator Grant 2013
ISI Highly Cited Researcher
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Selected publications (5 from the last 5 years)

  1. Borgsmüller N, Valecha M, Kuipers J, Beerenwinkel N, Posada D. 2023. Single-cell phylogenies reveal changes in the evolutionary rate within cancer and healthy tissues. Cell Genomics 3: 100380.
  2. Alves JM, Prado-López S, Tomás L, Valecha M, Estévez-Gómez N, Alvariño P,  Geissel D, Modest DP, Sauere IM,  Pratschkee J, Raschzoke N, Sers C,  Mamlouk S, Posada D. 2022. Clonality and timing of relapsing colorectal cancer metastasis revealed through whole-genome single-cell sequencing. Cancer Letters 543: 215767.
  3. Kozlov AM, Alves JM, Stamatakis A, Posada D. 2022. CellPhy: accurate and fast probabilistic inference of single-cell phylogenies from scDNA-seq data. Genome Biology 23: 37.
  4. Posada D. 2020. CellCoal: coalescent simulation of single-cell sequencing samples. Molecular Biology and Evolution 5: 1535-1542.
  5. Alves JA, Prado-López S, Cameselle-Teijeiro JM, Posada D. 2019. Rapid evolution and biogeographic spread in a colorectal cancer. Nature Communications 10: 5139.


  • 2011-pres. Full Professor, Genetics. University of Vigo (Spain)
  • 2007-2011. Associate Professor, Genetics. University of Vigo (Spain)
  • 2003-2007. Ramón and Cajal Research Fellow. University of Vigo (Spain)
  • 2001-2003 Senior Scientist, Variagenics, Inc (Boston, USA)
  • 2002 Visiting Scientist, MIT (Boston, USA)
  • 1997-2001 Ph.D. Zoology, Brigham Young University (Utah, USA)
  • 2000 Visiting Scientist, Oxford University (UK)
  • 1994-1997 MS Biology, University of Vigo (Spain)
  • 1989-1994 BA Biology. University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)