PhD Student in Barton and Vicoso groups

Contact: gemma.puixeusala[at]



Research Interests

My research focus is the study of evolutionary causes and consequences of sex differences. I am interested in understanding 1) why sexual conflict remains pervasive in spite of the existance of mechanisms to resolve it and 2) what the consequences of such long-standing conflict are, particularly in terms of biomedical implications. I am using a combination of theroy and bioinformatic data analyses to answer these questions.



PhD student at IST Austria


Bachelor in Genetics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Thesis: Sexual Dimorphism: evolution and biomedical implications

Teaching experience



IST Core Course, teaching assistant

Course aimed at all first year PhD students, focusing on fostering interdisciplinary research



Mathematics refresher, teaching assistant

Course designed to (re-)introduce mathematical concepts to students with biological background.