Grup de Genòmica, Bioinformàtica i Biologia Evolutiva (GBBE)

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    Edifici C. Campus de la UAB

    080193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The common focus of our research is Evolutionary Biology, which aims to provide answers to the
complex historical process that accounts for the current earth biodiversity. We approach the
study of evolution from a genetic and genomic perspective, although natural selection operates
primarily on the phenotype and the genotype-phenotype relationship (development) is crucial to
understand adaptation. Therefore, our group uses an integrative approach to understand the
genetic basis of phenotypic diversity and evolution, from the analysis of genome variation and
the forces acting on it to how this translates in changes during development and phenotypic
traits. In particular, we use mainly Drosophila, humans and bacteria as model systems, and
combine methods of genomics, genetics, bioinformatics, computer simulation and evolutionary
biology. Also, we contribute to knowledge transfer to society by studying different factors
involved in disease susceptibility in humans and other organisms.

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • Genetic basis of adaptation to climate warming
  • Population genomics and population multi-omics / New sequencing methodologies applied to genomic analysis
  • Species hybridization and genomic stress / Genomic variation and evolution of pathogenic organisms
  • Functional and evolutionary analysis of human inversions
  • Genetic and developmental bases of phenotypic variation

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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