What we do

Sensory neural systems display stunning variation. Our aim is to investigate their evolution between species and populations.

  • How do novel neural circuits emerge (and how are they lost)?
  • What are the evolutionary forces that modify sensory systems?

We focus on two modalities that change quickly: olfaction and thermal sensing. Our work is both computational (comparative and population genomics) and experimental (physiology and behavior), using ecologically diverse Drosophila species from around the world as our model systems.

Find out about the Group’s activities


epfl lausanne

Roman Arguello
Evolutionary Genomics & Sensory Biology Group
University of Lausanne
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Domain(s) of activity:

  • Evolution and phylogeny
  • Comparative genomics
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Functional genomics
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Phylogenetic tree analysis (natural selection)
  • Population genetics
  • Transcriptomics

Domain(s) of application:

  • Basic research