Alberto Valero Gracia

Doctoral Research Fellow - Frontiers in Evolutionary Zoology
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Visiting address Sars gate 1 Colletts hus 0318 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1172 0316 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Student)


• M.Phil. in Evolutionary Developmental Biology. Open University of London (United Kingdom)

• Licenciado en Biología (long cycle degree leading to an academic title equivalent to B.Sc. plus M.Sc.). Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

Fellowships and Awards

• Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, Neptune Initial Training Network (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Italy)

• Robert Fernald scholarship to attend the Comparative Invertebrate Embryology course at Friday Harbour Laboratories (University of Washington, USA)

• Réseau d’Activité Scientifique André Picard mobility grant at Villefranche sur Mer Oceanological Observatory (Pierre et Marie Curie University, France)

• Erasmus-Leonardo studentship, research stage at Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn. European Commission of Education and Training (Ministry of Education and Science, Spanish Government)

• Erasmus scholarship, academic year at the Sapienza University of Rome. European Commission of Education and Training (Ministry of Education and Science, Spanish Government)

• White Sea Biological Station studentship to attend at the White Sea Biological Station (Lomonósov Moscow State University, Russia)

Tags: Evolution, Zoology, Phylogenomics, Developmental Biology, Bioinformatics, Genome Evolution


A. Valero-Gracia (2019). Photoreception in Ambulacraria: A Comprehensive Approach. MPhil Thesis. The Open University.

A. Valero-Gracia, L. Petrone, P. Oliveri, D-E. Nilsson, M. I. Arnone (2016). Non-directional photoreceptors in the pluteus of Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4: 127

A. Valero-Gracia*, R. Marino*, F. Crocetta, V. Nittoli, S. Tiozzo, P. Sordino (2016). Comparative localization of 5HT serotonin receptors in Thaliacea informs tunicate phylogeny. Frontiers in Zoology 13: 45 (*equal contribution)

• S. D’Aniello*, J. Delroisse*, A. Valero-Gracia, E. K. Lowe, M. Byrne, J. T. Cannon, K. M. Halanych, M. R. Elphick, J. Mallefet, S. Kaul-Strehlow, C. J. Lowe, P. Flammang, J. Smith, E. Ullrich-Lüter, A. Wanninger, M. I. Arnone (2015). Opsin evolution in the Ambulacraria. Marine genomics 24, 177-183 (*equal contribution)

  • Valero-Gracia, Alberto & Austin, Rita M (2021). Field Trip to Roscoff.
  • Valero-Gracia, Alberto & Struck, Torsten H (2021). "InverOmics", phylogeny and evolution of Spiralia based on genomic data: a first report.
  • Valero-Gracia, Alberto & Austin, Rita M (2021). Progresses and challenges during 2021.
  • Valero-Gracia, Alberto & Austin, Rita M (2021). Field Trip to Sylt.
  • Capucho, Ana Teresa; Berggren, Matz; Haugen, Marianne Nilsen; Stach, Thomas; Valero-Gracia, Alberto & von Döhren, Jörn [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2021). Assessing biodiversity in the marine algae belt.
  • Haugen, Marianne Nilsen; Valero-Gracia, Alberto; Cerca, José; Austin, Rita M; Fleming, James F & Gusarov, Vladimir [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2020). Blog post "International Happy Seasons".
  • Haugen, Marianne Nilsen; Valero-Gracia, Alberto; Austin, Rita M; Struck, Torsten H & Bachmann, Lutz (2020). Blog post "Combining group fun with genomic research".
  • Valero-Gracia, Alberto; Struck, Torsten H & Bachmann, Lutz (2020). Blog post "A new PhD student in town".

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