David Ochoa

David Ochoa

Postdoctoral Fellow - Beltrao research group

I am interested on disentangling the complexity of biological systems at different levels, generating data-driven hypotheses to explore the fundamental basis of disease, development, variability and evolution. My PhD research in Florencio Pazos’s group at CNB-CSIC focused on improving computational methods for predicting protein-protein interactions based on coevolution. These methods are founded on the idea that interacting or functionally related proteins tend to adapt to each other during the evolutionary process. As part of my post-doctoral research in the Beltrao group, I study the dynamics, specificity and functional relevance of post-translational modifications. Thanks to the rapidly growing volumes of proteomic data in recent years, the comparative analysis of genome-wide modification sites can provide deeper insights into the specificity and evolution of the regulatory mechanisms of protein activity.

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1857-278X

Tel:+ 44 (0) 1223 492 547 / Fax:+ 44 (0) 1223 494 468



Kinase-two-hybrid: towards the conditional interactome.
Ochoa D, Beltrao P.
Mol Syst Biol Volume 11 (2015) p.798
DOI: 10.15252/msb.20156107

Detection of significant protein coevolution.
Ochoa D, Juan D, Valencia A, Pazos F.
Bioinformatics Volume 31 (2015) p.2166-2173
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv102


Practical aspects of protein co-evolution.
Ochoa D, Pazos F.
Front Cell Dev Biol Volume 2 (2014) p.14
DOI: 10.3389/fcell.2014.00014


Incorporating information on predicted solvent accessibility to the co-evolution-based study of protein interactions.
Ochoa D, García-Gutiérrez P, Juan D, Valencia A, Pazos F.
Mol Biosyst Volume 9 (2013) p.70-76
DOI: 10.1039/c2mb25325a


Selection of organisms for the co-evolution-based study of protein interactions.
Herman D, Ochoa D, Juan D, Lopez D, Valencia A, Pazos F.
BMC Bioinformatics Volume 12 (2011) p.363
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-12-363


Studying the co-evolution of protein families with the Mirrortree web server.
Ochoa D, Pazos F.
Bioinformatics Volume 26 (2010) p.1370-1371
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq137