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Natàlia Vilor BBRC

Natàlia Vilor-Tejedor

Postdoctoral Researcher



I studied the double degree of Mathematics and Applied Statistics specializing in biostatistics and biogenetics.

My line of research focuses on the study of the influence of genetic factors on changes in the structure of the brain, and on the relationship of these changes in processes of neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration.

Currently, I am leading the analysis of the ALFA-genetics project (ALFA-optional) in order to identify genetic risk / protective factors potentially related to the etiology of Alzheimer's disease (Neuroimaging Research Group led by Dr. Juan D. Gispert - BarcelonaBeta Brain Research Center). Also, I lead the analysis to elucidate the patterns of transcriptomic profiles of the brain in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders (Computational Biology of RNA Processing Group led by Dr. Roderic Guigo - Center for Genomic Regulation), and I am working on deciphering the underlying genetic factors of the cerebral atrophy (Precision Epidemiology lab led by Dr. Hieab H. Adams - Erasmus Medical Center).

Likewise, I am part of the team of international consortia based on the identification of risk genes related to neurodevelopmental factors, and other lifestyle factors (EGG and EAGLE Consortia). And I am part of the main team of the UNITED Consortium, with the aim of deciphering factors underlying neurodegenerative processes worldwide.


Professional activity

  • Associate professor in the Department of Mathematics of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2018-current).

  • Associate professor in the Department of Biology of Sistemes of the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia (2016-current).

  • Member of the Board of the Spanish Biometric Society (SEB).

  • Co-organizer of R-ladies Barcelona activities.

  • Member of the National Biostatistics Network (BIOSTATNET), in the Catalunya-BIO node.

  • Member of the Catalan Statistical Society (SoCE).

  • Member of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG).

  • Member of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM).

  • Member of the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART).


Academic training

  • PhD in Biomedicine from the Pompeu Fabra University (2014-2018).

  • Master in Omics Data Analysis from the University of Vic (2013-2014).

  • Degree in Mathematics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2007-2012)

  • Degree in Applied Statistics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2010-2012)


Previous positions

  • Post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Genomic Regulation (2018-2020)

  • Pre-doctoral researcher (FI-DGR predoctoral fellowship 2015) at ISGLOBAL (Institute of Global Health of Barcelona) (2014-2018).

  • Teaching and research staff (PDI) (Unnim Scholarship in Sciences of Health 2011) in the Department of Systems Biology - University of Vic / Central University of Catalonia (2012-2014).

  • Teaching staff-Fellow in training (Scholarships financed by the Autonomous University of Barcelona) in the Department of Physics - Autonomous University of Barcelona (2010-2012)