Overview of the group
The Computational Phylogenetics group is part of the Department of Computational Biology from the University of Lausanne. We are also part of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the Center for Advanced Modeling of Science (CADMOS).
In our group, we work on a variety of organisms and questions with a particular focus on understanding the drivers of adaptation both at the levels of the genes or genomes but also through the modeling of the evolution of the phenotypes and the ecological niche of species.
Although our research questions are purely biological and we work on a variety of biological systems, we make extensive use of high performance computing facilities to create and evaluate evolutionary models.
The group is therefore a nice mix of theoretical people, bioinformaticians and empirical biologists, which makes discussions and lab meeting lively and interesting!