What we do

We study evolution. Topics include genotype-phenotype maps, adaptive landscapes, mutation bias, and the genetic code. We carry out our research using both modeling and data-driven approaches, as well as via collaboration with experimentalists.

Read "The hills and valleys of evolution” - an interview with Joshua L. Payne about his SIB Virtual seminar

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Main publications 2020

  • Cano A and Payne J L
    Mutation bias interacts with composition bias to influence adaptive evolution
    PLoS Computational Biology, 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008296
  • Majic P and Payne J L
    Enhancers Facilitate the Birth of De Novo Genes and Gene Integration into Regulatory Networks
    Molecular Biology & Evolution, 10.1093/molbev/msz300