Profile: Dr. Javier Santoyo Lopez

Dr Javier Santoyo-Lopez joined Edinburgh Genomics in 2014 as Bioinformatics Operations Manager and since 2015 holds the post of Facility Manger of the new HiSeq X Facility, based at the Roslin Institute. He obtained his PhD in Biological Sciences from the University Autonoma de Madrid and his MSc in Bioinformatics from the University of Abertay Dundee. He has worked in renowned international Centres as a Molecular Biologist, namely the Centre of Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa (Madrid, Spain) and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Göttingen, Germany), and also as Computational Biologist and Bioinformatician at the Wellcome Trust Biocentre of Dundee University, The Sanger Institute, The University of Edinburgh and The Spanish National Cancer Centre. Before joining Edinburgh Genomics he was the Scientific Coordinator of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Platform of Andalusia (Seville, Spain), where he supervised and manage the Medical Genome Project (MGP), a large Whole Exome Sequencing project of Spanish population and individuals affected by rare diseases. Dr Santoyo-Lopez has been at the forefront of the Genomics technologies during the last fifteen years, where he participated in the annotation of the first draft of the human genome, the production of the Oncochip (first microarray for cancer detection), the development of Babelomics (a suit of tools for microarray and NGS functional data analysis) and also developed and taught a large number of Bioinformatics courses for microarray and next generation sequencing data analysis. In February 2020, Javier took up his new role at Edinburgh Genomics of Service Manager.