Dr. Josefa González is a group leader at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF). Dr González received her PhD from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona under the supervision of Alfredo Ruiz. She then moved to the Department of Biology at Stanford University, as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, to work with Dmitri Petrov on the population genomics of transposable element insertions. Dr. González research combines genomic and functional approaches to identify the genetic basis, molecular mechanisms, and functional consequences of adaptation. She is co-leading the European Drosophila Population Genomics Consortium (droseu.net), and she is an ESEB council member (eseb.org). Dr. González is also leading science outreach projects to raise science awareness (lacienciaalteumon.cat).