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.
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).