• Comparative Genomics, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Evolutionary Epidemiology, Evolutionary Theory, Genome Evolution, Hybridization / Introgression, Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetics / Phylogenomics, Population Genetics / Genomics
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I'm biochemist and molecular biologist by training (Universities of Valencia and Mainz). After several years working on a molecular biology lab, and attracted by the emerging fields of genomics and bioinformatics, I moved to the comparative genomics group of Martijn Huynen in 2001 (NCMLS), NL). In 2005, I obtained a PhD in the Medical Sciences (Radbout University Nijmegen), and then moved to the bioinformatics department at CIPF (Valencia). In September 2008 I started my own group at CRG. I have always used an evolutionary perspective to address different biological questions. I am not only interested in understanding how complex biological systems work, but also how they have came to be as they are.

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MaxTiC: Fast ranking of a phylogenetic tree by Maximum Time Consistency with lateral gene transfers
Cédric Chauve, Akbar Rafiey, Adrian A. Davin, Celine Scornavacca, Philippe Veber, Bastien Boussau, Gergely J Szöllosi, Vincent Daubin, and Eric Tannier

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Dating nodes in a phylogeny using inferred horizontal gene transfers

Dating nodes in a phylogeny is an important problem in evolution and is typically performed by using molecular clocks and fossil age estimates [1]. The manuscript by Chauve et al. [2] reports a novel method, which uses lateral gene transfers to help ordering nodes in a species tree. The idea is that a lateral gene transfer can only occur between two species living at the same time, which indirectly informs on node relative ages in a phylogeny: the donor species cannot be more recent than the r...


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