Phone +34 93 586 8516
Position CRM Principal Investigator
Group Mathematics of Development and Evolution
Salazar Ciudad, Isaac

About me

I studied Biology for my Bachelor degree in the UAB and went on to earn a PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona (March 2002). Upon obtention of my PhD degree, I moved to the Developmental Biology Program of the Biotechnology Institute of the University of Helsinki as a Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow. There I joined Jukka Jernvall’s group to continue my research in theoretical models of evolution and development. I became a Finnish Academy postdoctoral fellow two years later in the same group and a Juselius Foundation postdoctoral fellow after that. In 2008 I started as a Ramón y Cajal fellow in the department of Genetics and Microbiology of the UAB. In 2011 I moved back to Helsinki as a junior group leader (Finnish academy fellow) but I kept a small group in the UAB. In 2016 I became a PI in the Institute of Biotechnology of the University of Helsinki.

As of September 2018, I work at the Centre de Recerca Matematica (Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona) and in the Genetics and Microbiology Department as a “talent” distinguished research. There I lead the “Mathematical developmental and evolutionary biology" group.


Multiscale modelling of development and evolution. Modelling of cultural evolution. Origins of life.

Selected publications

Publications summary

- 44 peer-reviewed publications, 37 articles, 4 book chapters and 3 other (and 1 more articles under review).

-30 articles as first, last or only author.

Of which:

10 as unique author

10 as first author (with other authors)

10 as last author

7 as a co-author somewhere in the middle

26 as corresponding author

-1603 citations of those articles according to

-1389 citations of those articles according to Web of Science

-H-index of 18 (according to ResearchGate)

-H-index of 17 (according to Web of Science)

-Articles in:

Nature (3) (2 as first author)

PNAS (3)

Developmental Cell

Development (4) (3 as first or last author)

Molecular Biology and Evolution