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

Recent publications

  • G. Álvarez-Canales, G. Arellano-Álvarez, C. González-Domenech, F. de la Cruz, A. Moya, and L. Delaye Identification of xenologs and their characteristic low expression levels in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongates. Journal of Molecular Evolution 80:292-304. 2015.
  • M. Campos, C. Llorens, J.M. Sempere, R. Futami, I. Rodríguez, P. Carrasco, R. Capilla, A. Latorre, T.M. Coque, A. Moya, and F. Baquero. A membrane computing simulator of trans-hierarchical antibiotic resistance evolution dynamics in nested ecological compartments (ARES). Biology Direct 10:41. 2015.
  • M. Dzunkova, G. D’Auria, and A. Moya. Direct sequencing of human gut virome fractions obtained by flow cytometry. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:955. 2015.
  • S. López-Madrigal, A. Latorre, A. Moya, and R. Gil. The link between independent acquisition of intracellular gamma-endosymbionts and concerted evolution in Tremblaya princeps. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:642. 2015.
  • R. García-López, J.F. Vázquez-Castellanos, and A. Moya. Fragmentation and coverage variation in viral metagenome assembiles, and their effect in diversity calculation. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 3:141. 2015.
  • M. Garcia-Nuñez, L. Millares, X. Pomares, R. Ferrari, V. Pérez-Brocal, M. Gallego, M. Espasa, A. Moya, and E. Monsó. Reply to: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease lung microbiota diversity may be mediated by age or inhaled corticosteroid use. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 53:1051. 2015.
  • A. Manzano-Marín, A. Oceguera-Figueroa, A. Latorre, L.F. Jiménez-García, and A. Moya. Solving a bloody mess: B-vitamin independent metabolic convergence among gammaproteobacterial obligate. endosymbionts from blood-feeding arthropods and the leech Haementeria officinalis. Genome Biology and Evolution 7:2871-2884. 2015.
  • D.J. Martínez-Cano, M. Reyes-Prieto, E. Martínez-Romero, L.P. Partida-Martínez, A. Latorre, A. Moya, and L. Delaye. Evolution of small prokaryotic genomes. Frontiers in Microbiology – Microbial Symbioses 5, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00742. 2015.
  • L. Millares, V. Perez-Brocal, R. Ferrari, M. Gallego, X. Pomares, M. Garcia-Nuñez, C. Montón, S. Capilla, E. Monsó, and A. Moya. Functional metagenomics of the bronchial microbiome in COPD. PLoS One 10(12):e0144448. 2015. A. Moya. The calculus of life. Towards a theory of life. Springer Briefs in Biology. 2015.
  • J. I. Mosele, M.J. Gosalbes, A. Macià, L. Rubió, J.F. Vázquez-Castellanos, N. Jiménez Hernández, A. Moya, A. Latorre, and M.J. Motilva. Effect of daily intake of pomegranate juice on fecal microbiota and feces metabolites from healthy volunteers. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research 59: 1942-1953. 2015.
  • V. Pérez-Brocal, R. García-López, P. Nos, B. Beltrán, I. Moret, and A. Moya. Metagenomic analysis of Crohn’s disease patients identifies variations in the virome and microbiome associated with disease status and treatment, and detects potential interactions and biological markers. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 21:2515-2532. 2015.
  • A. Pérez-Cobas, E. Maiques, A. Angelova, M.P. Carrasco, A. Moya, and A. Latorre. Diet shapes the gut microbiota of the omnivorous cockroach Blatella germanica. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91 pii: fiv022. 2015.
  • Q. Rao, P.A. Rollat-Farnier, D.T. Zhu, D. Santos-García, F.J. Silva, A. Moya, A. Latorre, C.C. Klein, F. Vavre, M. F. Sagot, S.S. Liu, L. Mouton, and X.W. Wang. Genome reduction and potential metabolic complementation of the dual endosymbionts in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. BMC Genomics 16:226. 2015.
  • A. M. Reyes-Prieto, C. Vargas-Chávez, A. Latorre, and A. Moya. SymbioGenomesDB: a database for the integration and access to knowledge on host-symbiont relationships. Database pii: bav109. 2015.
  • P.A. Rollat-Farnier, D. Santos-Garcia, Q. Rao, M.F. Sagot, F.J. Silva, H. Henri, E. Zchori-Fein, A. Latorre, A. Moya, V. Barbe, S.S. Liu, X.W. Wang, F. Vavre, and L. Mouton. Two host clades, two bacterial arsenals: evolution through gene losses in facultative endosymbionts. Genome Biology and Evolution 7:839-855. 2015.
  • D. Rojo, M.J. Gosalbes, R. Ferrari, A.E. Pérez-Cobas, E. Hernández, R. Oltra, J. Buesa, A. Latorre, C. Barbas, M. Ferrer, and A. Moya. Clostridium difficile heterogeneously impacts intestinal community architecture but drives stable metabolome responses. The ISME Journal 9:2206-2220. 2015.
  • D. Rojo, A. Hevia, R. Bargiela, P. López, A. Cuervo, S. González, A. Suárez, B. Sánchez, M. Mártínez-Martínez, C. Milani, M. Ventura, C. Barbas, A. Moya, A. Suárez, A. Margolles, and M. Ferrer. Ranking the impact of human health disorders on gut metabolism: Systemic lupus erythematosus and obesity as study cases. Scientific Reports 5:8310. 2015.
  • D. Santos-Garcia, C. Vargas-Chavez, A. Moya, A. Latorre, and F.J. Silva. Genome evolution in the primary endosymbiont of whiteflies sheds light on their divergence. Genome Biology and Evolution 7:873-888. 2015.
  • J.F. Vázquez-Castellanos, S. Serrano-Villar, A. Latorre, A. Artacho, M.L. Ferrús, N. Madrid, A. Vallejo, T. Sainz, J. Martínez-Botas, S. Ferrando-Martínez, M. Vera, F. Dronda, M. Leal, J. Del Romero, S. Moreno, V. Estrada, M.J. Gosalbes, and A Moya. Altered metabolism of gut microbiota contributes to chronic immune activation in HIV-infected individuals. Mucosal Immunology 8:760-772. 2015.
  • M.J. Gosalbes, J.F. Vázquez-Castellanos, C. Angebault, P.L Woerther, E. Ruppé, M.L. Ferrús, A. Latorre, A. Andremontc, and A. Moya. Carriage of enterobacteria producing extended spectrum beta-lactamases and composition of the gut microbiota in an Amerindian community. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 60:507-514. 2016.

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Courses taught

  • Biology (Grade in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences)
  • Evolution (Master in Bioinformatics)

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