Dr Pedro Madrigal

Bioinformatics Engineer

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Research interests

Bioinformatics workflows, Statistical analysis of 'omics data, AI/ML, Scientific programming, Software development, Transcriptomics, Epigenomics, Space omics


Bioinformatics, Computational biology, High-throughput sequencing


Madrigal et al. Machine learning algorithm to characterize antimicrobial resistance associated with the International Space Station surface microbiome. Microbiome 2022. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-022-01332-w

Overbey et al. Challenges and considerations for single-cell and spatially resolved transcriptomics sample collection during spaceflight. Cell Reports Methods, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crmeth.2022.100325

Deane CS, Space Omics Topical Team, da Silveira WA, Herranz R. Space omics research in Europe: contributions, geographical distribution and ESA member state funding schemes. iScience 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.103920

Thematic Chapter: Engineering, Robotics, data and AI, in "Why Space: The opportunity for Health and Life Science Innovation", UK Space Life and Biomedical Sciences (LABS) Association, 2021.

Madrigal et al. Revamping Space-omics in Europe. Cell Systems 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cels.2020.10.006

Cremona MA, Xu H, Makova KD, Reimherr M, Chiaromonte F, Madrigal P. Functional data analysis for computational biology. Bioinformatics. 2019 Sep;35(17) 3211-3213. https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btz045.

Cuomo AS, Seaton DD, McCarthy DJ, Martinez I, Bonder MJ, Garcia-Bernardo J, Amatya S, Madrigal P, Isaacson A, Buettner F, Knights A, Natarajan KN, Vallier L, Marioni JC, Chhatriwala M, Stegle O, HipSci Consortium. Single-cell RNA-sequencing of differentiating iPS cells reveals dynamic genetic effects on gene expression. Nature Commun 2020. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-14457-z

Madrigal P. fCCAC: functional canonical correlation analysis to evaluate covariance between nucleic acid sequencing datasets. Bioinformatics. 2017 Mar;33(5) 746-748. https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btw724.

Conesa A, Madrigal P, Tarazona S, Gomez-Cabrero D, Cervera A, McPherson A, Szcześniak MW, Gaffney DJ, Elo LL, Zhang X, Mortazavi A. A survey of best practices for RNA-seq data analysis. Genome Biol. 2016 Jan;17 13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-016-0881-8.

Madrigal P, Krajewski P. Uncovering correlated variability in epigenomic datasets using the Karhunen-Loeve transform. BioData Mining. 2015;8 20. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13040-015-0051-7.

Bailey T, Krajewski P, Ladunga I, Lefebvre C, Li Q, Liu T, Madrigal P, Taslim C, Zhang J. Practical guidelines for the comprehensive analysis of ChIP-seq data. PLoS Comput Biol. 2013;9(11) e1003326. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003326.

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