Eva Maria Novoa

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I am a new Senior Research Officer at the Mattick lab.

I currently hold an HFSP fellowship, in a conjoint appointment with MIT/Broad Institute.

I love the beach and specially beach volleyball !!!

Some links for more info:






13. Barsacchi M, Novoa EM, Kellis M, Bechini A. SwiSpot: Modeling riboswitches by spotting out switching sequences. Bioinformatics 2016 (advance access: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw401)

12. Saint-Leger A, Bello-Cabrera C, Dans PD, Torres AG, Novoa EM, Camacho C, Orozco M, Kondrashov FA and Ribas de Pouplana L. Saturation of recognition elements blocks evolution of new tRNA identities. Science Advances 2016, 2(4):e1501860.


11. Novoa EM* and Ribas de Pouplana L*. Cooperation for better inhibiting. Chem & Biol 2015, 22: 685-686. (*co-corresponding authors)

10. Liu Z, Vargas-Rodriguez O, Goto Y, Novoa EM, Ribas de Pouplana L, Suga H and Musier-Forsyth K. Homologous trans-editing factors with broad tRNA specificity prevent mistranslation caused by serine/threonine misactivation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2015, 112(19):6027-6032.

9. Novoa EM, Vargas-Rodriguez O, Lange S, Goto Y, Suga H, Musier-Forsyth K and Ribas de Pouplana, L. Ancestral AlaX editing enzymes for control of genetic code fidelity are not tRNA specific. J Biol Chem 2015. pii: jbc.M115.640060

8. The Anopheles Genomes Cluster Consortium. Highly evolvable malaria vectors: the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquitoes. Science 2015, 347(6217):1258522.


7. Novoa EM, Camacho C, Tor A, Wilkinson B, Moss S, Marin-Garcia P, Azcarate IG, Bautista JM, Mirando AC, Francklyn C, Varon S, Royo M, Cortés A, Ribas de Pouplana L. Analogs of natural aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase inhibitors clear malaria in vivo. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2014, 111(51):5508-17.


6. Hoen R*, Novoa EM*, López A, Camacho C, Martin P, Bautista JM, Vieira P, Santos M, Cortés A, Royo M, Ribas de Pouplana L. Selective inhibition of the apicoplastic lysyl-tRNA synthetase of Plasmodium falciparum. ChemBioChem, 2013, 14: 499-509. * equal contribution.


5. Novoa EM, Pavon-Eternod M, Pan T and Ribas de Pouplana L. A role for tRNA modifications in genome structure and codon usage. Cell 2012, 149: 202-213.

4. Novoa EM and Ribas de Pouplana L. Speeding with control: codon usage, tRNAs and ribosomes. Trends Genet. 2012, 28(11):574-581.

3. Novoa EM, Ribas de Pouplana L and Orozco M. Small molecule docking from theoretical structural models. In: "Computational Modeling of Biological Systems: From Molecules to Pathways". Ed. Springer, New York (USA); Vol 4, pp 75-96.


2. Novoa EM, Ribas de Pouplana L, Barril X, and Orozco M. Ensemble docking in homology models. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2010, 6 (8): 2547-2557.

1. Novoa EM, Castro de Moura M, Orozco M and Ribas de Pouplana L. A genomics method to identify pathogenicity-related proteins. Application to aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase-like proteins. FEBS Lett 2010, 584(2): 460-6.

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