My name is Francisco J. Romero-Campero. I am an Associate Professor of Molecular Systems Biology in the Institute for Plant Biochemistry and Photosynthesis, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Seville. My main research goal consists in applying mathematical/statistical/computational methods to study how photosynthetic organisms control their metabolism and development according to environmental signals.
I am fascinated by photosynthetic organisms. I enjoy their structures, pigments, physiology, etc from the tiny Chlorophyte Ostreococcus tauri, the filamentous Charophyte Klebsormidium nitens, Zygnema circumcarinatum with its star-shaped chloroplasts, the Briophyte Marchantia polymorpha to Lysimachia arvensis flowers.
I really enjoy analyzing, integrating and interpreting omics data such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and proteomics to reconstruct gene regulatory networks in photosynthetic organisms. You can easily find me spending ours looking at circadian rhythms or at the genome browser.
My current research project is MINOTAUR (Multi-omics Integration in Ostreococcus tauri).
My publications from this year are:
Yin X, Romero-Campero FJ, de Los Reyes P, Yan P, Yang J, Tian G, Yang X, Mo X, Zhao S, Calonje M, Zhou Y. (2021) H2AK121ub in Arabidopsis associates with a less accessible chromatin state at transcriptional regulation hotspots. Nature Communications 12(1):315. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-20614-1.
Sánchez-Cabrera M, Jiménez-López FJ, Narbona E, Arista M, Ortiz PL, Romero-Campero FJ, Ramanauskas K, Igić B, Fuller AA, Whittall JB. (2021) Changes at a Critical Branchpoint in the Anthocyanin Biosynthetic Pathway Underlie the Blue to Orange Flower Color Transition in Lysimachia arvensis. Frontiers in Plant Science 12:633979. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.633979.
My teaching focuses in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. Currently, I am the coordinator of the Master in Omics Data Analysis and Systems Biology.
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