What we do

The group’s research is focused on elucidating interactions between gene evolution and gene function through developing computational approaches to interrogate evolutionary and functional genomics data. We are developing quantifications of gene evolutionary dynamics and functional properties to build models that link the underlying genetics to observable biological features. Our research projects focus on insects and other arthropods as their countless adaptations to exploit ecological niches mean that they are ideal for investigating how conservation or divergence of functional genomic elements give rise to the splendour of animal biology.



Find out about the Group’s activities

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Robert Waterhouse
Evolutionary-Functional Genomics Group
University of Lausanne
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Domains of activity:

  • Genes and genomes
  • Comparative genomics
  • Database curation
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Functional genomics
  • Phylogeny
  • Phylogenetic tree analysis (natural selection)
  • Software engineering
  • Structural biology
  • Systems biology
  • Transcriptomics

Domain of application:

  • Ecology