I am interested in understanding evolutionary processes, developing tools that can identify such processes or can improve the comparative analysis of genomes. I enjoy working on both the biological aspect of these questions as well as on the computational aspect.
The main research areas that I am currently working on:
- Identifying pathogenicty related effector genes in Fusarium spp. (mainly FOSC) by correlating phenotype and genotype
- Exploring the potential of pangenomes (using PanTools)
- Improving visualizations tools for comperative genomics and phylogenetics
My PhD project focused on the evolution of the mitochondrial genome in Fusarium. I worked with selective genome assembly, which led to the development of the wrapper program GRAbB. In addition, for one of the papers, I have written an automated version of the GCPSR (enealogical Concordance Phylogenetic Species Recognition) method which is also available on GitHub.