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Laurent Duret

Université de Lyon, Lyon | France

EMBO 2015

Evolutionary Genomics and Bioinformatics

'Nothing in a genome makes sense, except in the light of molecular evolution'. My main research interest is to understand the processes that drive genome evolution. I try to tease apart the contributions of selective and non-adaptive processes to better understand which genomic features are functionally important. We notably study the processes of recombination and biased gene conversion, and their impact on the evolution of genomics landscapes.

Keywords: Genome evolution / recombination / biased gene conversion / selection / neutral processes / evolution of new functions

Subject area(s): Genome Stability & Dynamics | Genomic & Computational Biology | Evolution & Ecology