Dr. Marquès-Bonet is the Principal Investigator of the group "Comparative Genomics" at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE; UPF/CSIC) and at the CRG-CNAG. He started his own lab in 2010 with an ERC Starting Grant and was selected as ICREA in 2011. In 2013 he was selected for the EMBO young Investigator award. He has been part of many genome consortia, leading the section of duplications and structural variation in most of them. Starting in 2016, he is the vice-director of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology.
His group wants to characterize human specific genomics features, including the evolution of epigenetics in humans or the impact of CNVs in phenotypic traits. With a total of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, he has published as a senior authorship in Science (2016), Nature (2013), Genome Research (2015) and Plos Genetics (2013, 2015) among others.