Julio Vera-Gonzalez studied applied physics. He did his PhD on mathematical modelling of biochemical pathways at the University of La Laguna, Spain (2000-2005). He was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Rostock, Germany, in the first EU project on systems biology of cancer cell signalling (2005-2008), and research group leader in systems biology of cancer and aging (2008-2013). From May 2013, he is associated professor in systems tumour immunology at the Department of Dermatology, Erlangen University Hospital and FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
His expertise is in signaling, gene regulatory and miRNA networks in biomedicine, with a focus in immunology and tumor immunology. To this end, his team combines techniques from bioinformatics and computational biology, high through put data analysis, model simulation and analysis and method from multicriteria decision. He currently participates in the BMBF funded CAPSyS-e:Med and MelEVIR-e:Bio projects.
In this action he wishes to develop strategies for multi-level and multi-scale modelling in biomedicine, with a focus on the hots-pathogen and tumor-immunity interactions. He also wants to work in the translation of modeling and simulation techniques from other scientific domains to biomedicine.