We love to conduct interdisciplinary research in which methods and ideas from different fields are merged to address new scientific questions. The main topics we cover in our research are outlined below.
We are interested in knowing how the interactions between animals and their associated microorganisms, revealed using multi-omic approaches, shape ecological and evolutionary processes.
We analyse trophic niche variation across taxa and environments usind DNA metabarcoding to understand its relation with other aspects of animal biology and ecosystem services.
We use genomic and metagenomic tools to understand ecological community variation across space and time.
We run controlled captivity experiments to understand the interactions between animals and their gut microorganisms.
We use automated tools that enabe high-throughput processing of hundreds or thousands of samples per projects
We make use of HPCs dedicated to live sciences to run the heaviest bioinformatic procedures.