Javier Pardo Díaz

2nd year DPhil (PhD) Student
Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford
Keble College, University of Oxford
Oxford Protein Informatics Group, University of Oxford
Rhizosphere Lab, University of Oxford

Press and online communication - Oxford constituency delegate
Society of Spanish Researches in the United Kingdom (SRUK/CERU)

I am a DPhil (PhD) student interested in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. During my doctorate, I am combining both computational and wet lab approaches to unveil the transcriptional changes that Rhizobium leguminosarum experiences during the colonisation process (thesis title: "Network analysis of nitrogen fixation in legume Rhizobium symbioses"). This is an interdisciplinary project that brings together some of my research interests such us network analysis, genomics, and microbiology. My project supervisors are Prof Gesine Reinert (Statistics), Prof Philip Poole (Plant Sciences), Prof Charlotte M. Deane (Statistics) and Dr Mariano Beguerisse Díaz (Mathematics).

My main interests beyond academia are management, event organisation, science communication and politics. For this reason, I have been highly involved in different societies and associations. I would highlight my role at the Keble College Middle Common Room (MCR) from which I was President during the academic year 2018/2019. I also collaborate with the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK/CERU). At the moment, I belong to its Scientific Policy Department and I also am the press and online communication delegate at the Oxford constituency.

Lastly, if you are interested in protein informatics and/or popsci, please visit my group's blog and check my latest posts!

Academic CV

Contact at jdiaz@stats.ox.ac.uk