Welcome to the Posada lab

Welcome to the Posada lab at the University of Vigo in Galicia, NW Spain. Our (wet & dry) lab focuses on the molecular evolution of genomes, cells, populations, and species, combining concepts and tools from biology, statistics, and computer science. Our contributions have entailed mainly the development of analytical methods, together with their validation and implementation in friendly bioinformatics tools, but also their application to empirical data. We have worked on the phylogenetic analysis of genes and genomes, including the selection of models of nucleotide evolution, phylogeography, and estimation of species trees. More recently, we have initiated a new but central research avenue in cancer evolution and single-cell genomics, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also trying to contribute in different ways.