Research Area: Fish Genomics and Zebrafish Research
Jorge Guerra studied Biology at the University of Vigo where he obtained his degree in 2001. After his BSc in Cytogenetics and Sequencing, he developed his PhD in Evolutionary and Population Genetics under supervision of Prof. Emilio Rolán and Prof. Armando Caballero. He did two predoctoral stays (2005 and 2006) at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS, Brussels), under Prof. Thierry Backeljau supervision.
After some years working at private companies, he joined the Acuigen genetics group, at the University of Santiago de Compostela, in 2011. He worked in the field of genetic improvement of aquaculture broodstock species under supervision of Prof. Paulino Martínez. Here, he was also involved in the introduction of Zebrafish model species in the Acuigen group.
In 2014, he moved to Geneaqua S.L., an University of Santiago de Compostela spin off, as beneficiary of a grant under the Torres Quevedo Program (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness), to develop Genetic Selection assisted by Molecular Markers in aquaculture species.
He keeps on collaborating as postdoctoral researcher with Acuigen group mainly in aquaculture implementations and toxicology and biomedicine applications using the zebrafish model species.