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Phylogeny and molecular evolution team

The Phylogeny and molecular evolution team jointly studies the evolution of the genotype and phenotype using macroevolutionary and phylogenetic approaches with mainly animal models. Our research can be grouped into 5 themes: 1) Integrative biology of adaptation: evolutionary convergence in myrmecophagous mammals and rodents, and adaptation of the fungus responsible for white-nose disease in bats; 2) Molecular evolution with the study of the impact of genetic recombination, population size and proliferation of transposable elements; 3) Study of the evolution and genomic consequences of atypical reproduction systems, and in particular the study of harvest ants and parthenogenesis and self-fertilisation; 4) Macroevolutionary study of patterns of geographic and taxonomic species richness with, in particular, the model of butterflies of the Papilionidae family; 5) Bioinformatics, algorithms, and modelling for the phylogeny, evolution, and assembly of genomes with, in particular, the theoretical study of phylogenetic networks and gene-tree reconciliations of species.

Coordination :
Lecturer

Members

Rémi Allio

Postdoctoral fellow

Mathilde Barthe

PhD student

Sèverine Bérard

Lecturer

François Catzeflis

Emeritus professor

Clothilde Chenal

PhD student

Emmanuelle Chevalier

Research assistant AI

Fabien Condamine

Researcher

Frédéric Delsuc

Senior researcher

Emmanuel Douzery

Professor

Pierre-Henri Fabre

Lecturer

Nicola Fischer

PhD student

Anna-Sophie Fiston-Lavier

Lecturer

Nicolas Galtier

Senior researcher

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Élisa Henrion-Gueneau

PhD student

Nathan Mazet

PhD student

Quentin Martinez

PhD student

Benoit Nabholz

Lecturer

Sébastien Puechmaille

Lecturer

Marie Raynaud

PhD student

Éliette Reboud

PhD student

Jonathan Romiguier

Researcher

Nathanaëlle Saclier

Postdoctoral fellow

Celine Scornavacca

Senior researcher

Sophie Teullet

PhD student

Guillaume Thomas

PhD student

Marie-Ka Tilak

Research assistant IE

Arthur Weyna

PhD student

The Institute of Evolutionary Science of Montpellier (ISEM – University of Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, EPHE, CIRAD, INRAP) has been focusing research on biodiversity origins and dynamics and the associated evolutionary mechanisms.