Research

The main goal of our research is to characterize the major events and processes creating and shaping the diversity and distribution of living organisms through the study of their genetic diversity. With this objective, we are using as model organisms free-living freshwater and terrestrial planarians (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida) in two hotspots of biodiversity: The Mediterranean basin and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.

Through collaborations with other research teams from our Faculty we have incorporated other study organisms such as seabirds and whales.

Likewise, we have introduced ourselves to the world of NGS sequencing, analysing genomic and transcriptomic data as a step forward of our studies on Biodiversity.

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