Evolutionary Zoology
Department of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Pavia

Lino Ometto

Principal Investigator

Research interests:

We study the genetic basis of phenotypic and adaptive traits, using a combination of computational and experimental approaches in both model and non-model systems. We are interested at understanding the mechanisms underlying the evolution of invading pest insects and insects of agricultural and medical importance.

Research organisms:

Drosophila suzukii, Bactrocera spp., Glossina spp.


Population genetics approaches at single locus and genome-wide level. Analysis of rate of molecular evolution and selective pressure. Multi-species orthologues identification and analysis, comparative genomics (including GO analyses).