- Dept. Applied Bioinformatics, Institute for Microbiology and Genetics, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
- Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Genome Evolution, Macroevolution, Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetics / Phylogenomics, Systematics / Taxonomy
Educational and work
My research combines phylogenomics and comparative genomics approaches to understand the evolution of genomes and organisms. Specifically, I am interested in phylogenomic methodology and the resolution of recalcitrant phylogenomic questions, as well as to understanding the genomic basis of adaptation and major evolutionary innovations. I did my MSc. And PhD at the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN-CSIC) in Madrid, Spain (2008-2012), followed by postdoctoral appointments at the University of Konstanz, Germany (2013-2016), the University of Uppsala, Sweden (2017-2018), the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (2018-2020), and the University of Goettingen. During these years, I have used a variety of systems ranging from animals to plants and microbial eukaryotes (protists) to gain insight into their phylogeny, evolution, and adaptation.