Classification is a key concept in biology, in that it encompasses the important notions of systematics, taxonomy and homology. Systematic studies aim to better understand the evolutionary history of life and lead to essential knowledge to establish accurate taxonomy (species description, naming, and relatedness).
The main goal of our group is to address issues that are associated to biological classifications by inferring and analyzing phylogenetic trees that represent the evolutionary history of genes or species (e.g. Guglielmini et al. 2019). Moreover, our group also provides expertise and analyses on related fields: sequence homology detection and orthology assessment, bacterial genotyping for epidemiological surveillance, de novo and ab initio genome assembling for phylogenomics studies, reference database creation (e.g. RVDB-prot; Bigot et al. 2020) and bioinformatics tool implementation (e.g. JolyTree; Criscuolo 2019, 2020) for dealing with large-scale sequence datasets.
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