We have chosen to study groups of animals in which we will sample 6 to 15 species with the convergent phenotype of interest, and 6 to 15 species with a different, ancestral, phenotype.
We will develop new probabilistic methods to identify changes (substitutions, insertions, deletions, dupications, losses) most likely to be associated to the events of convergent phenotypic evolution.
We will develop new probabilistic methods to identify changes in gene expression (increases, decreases) most likely to be associated to the events of convergent phenotypic evolution.
Our research focuses on semi-aquatic insects, an emerging model system that offers the possibility to integrate multiple areas of biology, thus allowing a comprehensive study of biodiversity.
Researchers involved: Abderrahmane Khila, Séverine Viala, François Bonneton, Emilia Santos, Aidamalia Vargas.
We study the temporal dynamics of development to understand adult phenotypes. We take a comparative approach in rodents and study tooth development and the adaptation to arid environments.
Researchers involved: Marie Sémon, Sophie Pantalacci, Alain Rubod, Coraline Petit, Carine Rey, Stéphane Janczarski.
We study the repeated convergent evolution of aselloidea isopods to groundwater.
Researchers involved: Tristan Lefébure, Christophe Douady, Florian Malard, Lara Konecny.
We develop and apply bioinformatic and statistical methods to study genome evolution and phylogenetics all across the tree of life.
Researchers involved: Bastien Boussau, Laurent Guéguen, Pascale Chevret, Philippe Veber, Laurent Duret, Nicolas Lartillot.