about BIA

The Argentine Bioinformatics platform (BIA) aims to provide bioinformatic services to the National Scientific System, public Organisms and public and private companies from different economical sectors within a regional and international scope.

BIA is directed and managed by a multidisciplinary team with a well-established scientific and professional career, wide knowledge in the field of bioinformatics, strong commitment to the presented project and a strategic articulation with several Institutions.

“We provide efficient bioinformatic solutions by incorporating state-of-the-art Research and Development (R+D) technologies.”


Adrián Turjanski, PhD

Technological Manager

Marcelo Martí, PhD

Commercial Manager

Germán Biagioli, MSc


Germán Burguener, BSc
Gerónimo Dubra, BSc
Darío Fernández Do Porto, PhD
Leonardo Lucianna, BSc
Ezequiel Sosa, BSc
Jonathan Zaiat, BSc


biological databases

Instituto de Cálculo, FCEN, UBA
Development of biological databases and web applications for query and visualization.

The Biological Databases Node at UNSAM has a strong track record in the development of biological and chemical databases to support research and development. The group has developed the TDR Targets database for drug discovery in neglected tropical diseases and the TcSNP database, which constitutes the first genetic map at genome scale for Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas Disease. The Biological Databases Node offers consulting and development services in all areas related to the design and development of relational databases, data loading pipelines and dedicated web applications (business logic) to support research and development in the life sciences. The node works in partnership with other nodes of BIA to provide integrated end-to-end solutions that require more diverse sets of expertise and/or access to installed computing infrastructure.


  • Design of relational database schemas for data integration in biology
  • Deployment of relational database schemas in MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Deployment of customized schemas or schemas of frequent use in bioinformatics (GUS, GMOD/Chado)
  • Design and implementation of pipelines for data loading in relational databases
  • Design and implementation of web applications for visualization and querying against relational databases.
Fernán Agüero, PhD Director

Fernán Agüero, PhD


Santiago Carmona, BSc
María Paula Magariños, BSc
Leonardo Panunzi, BSc


high-throughput genomics

High-Throughput DNA sequencing and analysis of large volume of data.

Analysis of High-Throughput NGS data.


  • Deep Metagenomic analysis
  • Environmental 16s Metagenomic profiling (Qiiime and related)
  • Microbiome analysis
  • RNA-seq analysis
  • Whole human Genome sequencing
  • Whole human Exome sequencing
  • Illumina TruSight panels analysis and reporting
  • Chip-seq analysis
Martín Vazquez, PhD Director

Martín Vazquez, PhD


Santiago Revale, BSc
Monica Fabbro, BSc
Ezequiel Sosa, MSc


bioscience data mining

Universidad Católica de Cordoba - CONICET
Statistical and computational methods for the analysis of large volume of biological data.

BDMG has a strong experience in data mining in biological data bases and experiments. We face experimental design and analitics problems trhough stattistics and computational approaches.


  • Experimental design in genomics and proteomics experiments
  • Quality Control analysis in microarrays (microarrays Agilent, Illumina y Affymetrix), RNAseq (Illumina, SOLID, IOn Torrent) and NGS (Illumina, SOLID, IOn Torrent)
  • Quality Control analysis of 2D-DIGE
  • Diffenretial expression analysis in gene expression (microarrays Agilent, Illumina, Affymetrix), RNAseq (Illumina, SOLID, IOn Torrent), proteomics (2D-DIGE)
  • Set Enrichment Analysis (SEA) y Modular Enrichment Analysis(MEA) through Gene Ontology
  • Biological data base,experimental data and analysis results hosting trhogh a web site platform with restricted access
  • Quality Control analysis of AmpliSeq and Cancer panels experiments
  • Variant analysis
  • Chip-seq analysis
  • Alternative splicing detection
  • Gene Set Enrichment Analysis
Elmer Fernández, PhD Director

Elmer Fernández, PhD


Cristobal Fresno, PhD
German Gonzalez, BSc
Gabriela Merino, MSc
Paula Fernández. BSc
Juan Cruz Rodriguez, BSc


structural bioinformatics

Analysis of structure and function of biomolecules and drug and protein rational design

The Structural Bioinformatics node is located at the School of Sciences, University of Buenos Aires. The node has acquired in the last years a considerable expertise in development, and use of computer simulation tools in the area of the connection between biomolecules structure and funcion. Specifically, we employ classical methodologies to predict structural and dynamical properties as well as biomolecule-biomolecule and biomolecule-drug interactions. We have also experience in the prediction of enzyme mechanisms by means of hybrid quantum-classical (QM-MM) simulation tools. The node skills are highly complementary with those offered by the other BIA nodes.


  • Drug virtual screenings
  • Quimioinformatics
  • Pharmacokinetic models
  • Structural and dynamical protein analysis
Darío Estrin, PhD Director

Darío Estrin, PhD


Leonardo Boechi, PhD
Luciana Capece, PhD
Fernando Boubeta, BSc
Ari Zeida, BSc
Juan Pablo Bustamante, BSc
Claudia Ramirez, BSc
Victoria Dumas, BSc
Carlos Guardia, BSc



High Performance Computing.

High Performance Computing (HPC) is a highly dynamic field, supported by the latest technological advances in computing as well as by the redesign and optimization of applications for improving the efficiency of large scale systems. Today, applications should be adaptable to work in a wide range of possible technologies: multiple cores in shared memory, clusters of thousand of processors, specific computing elements (GPGPU), Grid and Cloud Computing.


  • HPC related technological support.
  • Implementation of new computing technologies in existent applications.
  • Coordination on the development of parallel and distributed applications.
Esteban Mocskos, PhD Director

Esteban Mocskos, PhD


David Gonzalez Marquez, BSc
Maximiliano Geier, BSc
Alexis Tchach, BSc
Damián Montaldo
Sebastián Galimberti
Marcelo Bianchetti