Andrés Moya

Unidad Mixta de Investigación en Genómica y Salud de la Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO) - Universitat de València (Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva)


phone: +34 96 354 3480 (UVEG)
phone: +34 96 192 5951 (FISABIO-Salud Pública)



  • 1988      Ph.D. (Philosophy), University of Valencia
  • 1983      Ph.D. (Genetics), University of Valencia

Major research interests

  • My research interests focus on the understanding of the evolution of living beings

Current research projects

  • Evolutionary genomics of bacterial endosymbionts
  • Genomics of human pathogens
  • Microbiome in eukaryotes

Selected recent publications

  • M. Džunková, M. Garcia-Garcerà, L. Martínez-Priego, G. D’Auria, F. Calafell, and A. Moya. Direct sequencing from the minimal number of DNA molecules needed to fill a 454 picotiterplate. PLoS One 9:e97379 . 2014.

  • M. Reyes-Prieto, A. Latorre, and A. Moya. Scanty microbes, the “symbionelle” concept. Environmental Microbiology 16:335-338. 2014.

  • M. Ferrer, V.A.P. Martins dos Santos, S. Ott, and A. Moya. Gut microbiota disturbance during antibiotic therapy: a multi-omic approach. Gut Microbes 5:1. 2014.

  • L. Millares, R. Ferrari, M. Gallego, M. García-Nuñez, V. Pérez-Brocal, M. Espasa, X. Pomares, C. Montón, A. Moya, and E. Monsó. Bronchial microbiome of severe COPD patients colonised by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 33:1101-1111. 2014.

  • A. Moya. Genómica, población y salud pública. Revista Española de Salud Pública 88:551-553. 2014.

  • A. Moya. El cálculo de la vida. Publicaciones de la Universitat de València. 2014.

  • K.F. Oakeson, R. Gil2, A.L. Clayton, D.M. Dunn, A.C. von Niederhausern, C.Hamil, A. Aoyagi, B. Duval, A. Baca, F.J. Silva, A. Vallier, D. Grant Jackson, A. Latorre, R.B. Weiss, A. Heddi, A. Moya and C. Dale. The genome sequence of the primary endosymbiont: genome degeneration and adaptation in a nascent stage of symbiosis. Genome Biology and Evolution 6:76-93. 2014.

  • R. Patiño-Navarrete, M.D. Piulachs, X. Belles, A. Moya, A. Latorre, and J. Peretó. The cockroach Blattella germanica obtains nitrogen from uric acid through a metabolic pathway shared with its bacterial endosymbiont.
    Biology Letters 10:20140407. 2014.

  • A.E. Pérez-Cobas, A. Artacho, S. Ott, A. Moya, M.J. Gosalbes, and A. Latorre. Structural and functional changes in the gut microbiota associated to Clostridium difficile infection. Frontiers in Microbiology doi 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00335. 2014.

  • D. Santos-García, P.A. Rollat-Farnier, F.Beitia, E.Zchori-Fein, F. Vavre, L.Mouton, A. Moya, A.Latorre, and F.J. Silva
    The genome of Cardinium cBtQ1 provides insights into genome reduction, symbiont motility and its settlement in Bemisia tabaci. Genome Biology and Evolution 6:1013–1030. 2014.

  • J.F. Vázquez-Castellanos, R. García-López, V. Pérez-Brocal, M. Pignatelli, and A. Moya. Comparison of different assembly and annotation tools on analysis of simulated viral metagenomic communities in the gut. BMC Genomics 15:37. 2014.


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Courses taught

  • Biology (Grade in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences)
  • Evolution (Master in Bioinformatics)
  • Conceptual Foundations of Evolution (Master in Integrative Evolutionary Biology)

Scientific Societies

  • President of the Spanish Society of Evolutionary Biology (SESBE)


Complete list of publications and teaching activities


Evolutionary Genetics Group (Cavanilles Institute)

Genomics and Health Area (FISABIO-Salud Pública)



Mailing address

Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva
Universitat de València
C/ Catedrático José Beltrán 2
46980 Paterna (Valencia)

Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica
de la Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO-Salud Pública)
Avenida de Cataluña 21
46020 València, Spain