Evolutionary Genomics (IMIM - UPF)

The Research Group on Evolutionary Genomics is a joint research group of IMIM-Hospital del Mar Research Institute and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) led by Dra. Mar Albà. The group  focuses on the use of comparative genomics and large-scale data analysis to gain an understanding on the evolution of genes and genomes and to predict functional elements. The group has a strong computational focus but collaborates with experimental groups in some projects.

The main research lines are:

  • Evolution of lineage-specific genes
  • Role of indels and low-complexity regions (LCRs) in protein evolution
  • Consequences of gene duplication in protein evolution
  • Adaptive molecular evolution in mammals