Paleoprimatology and Human Paleontology
Dr. Marquès-Bonet is the Principal Investigator of the group "Comparative Genomics" as a part of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (univ. Pompeu Fabra and CSIC) with a dual appointment at CRG/CNAG and ICP. He started his own laboratory in 2010 after a Marie Curie fellowship (2008). In 2011 he obtained the competitive ERC Starting Grant 2010 and was selected as an ICREA research investigator at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). In 2013, he was also selected for the EMBO young Investigator award and associate editor for BMC Genomics. He has been appointed part of LABEX CeMEB Scientific Council - Montpellier, France and since 2016 is the director of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology. From 2017 he is a Howard Hugues Medical Institution (HHMI) Early International Carreer Award.
His group is now formed by 8 PhD students and 4 postdocs whose work is focused on studying human´s closest relatives from a molecular perspective. With a total of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, he has published 16 papers in Nature and Science (1 as a first author, two as a senior author and another with a lab member as co-first) and has published 17 manuscripts with senior authorship in journals such as Nature, Science, Genome Research, Plos Genetics, NAR or Genome Biology. In the last 5 years, he has been able to procure resources from competitive sources (ERC; HHMI; NIH; LaCaixa, EMBO; MINECO; Generalitat; Zoo de Barcelona among others).