Evolution & Health: Molecular epidemiology


P.I.: Fernando González Candelas

Research interests

My research groups works at the interface of population genetics, molecular evolution, genomics and epidemiology through the analysis of genetic and genomic variability of microorganisms with two goals: understanding the process that drive their short- and long-term evolution and applying these to public health problems.


Research organisms

We work with a variety of microorganisms mostly bacteria (Legionella pneumophila, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Treponema pallidum, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, and other Enterobacteria) and viruses (hepatitis C virus, hepatitis E virus, hepatitis A virus, human immunodeficiency virus, mumps virus, cytomegalovirus, hand-foot-and-mouth virus, among others). Occasionally, we collaborate with groups working with eukaryotes from plants to humans, but mostly insects.

Bioinformatic, analytic, experimental skillsFigures

We have wide experience in population genetics, molecular phylogenetics, molecular evolution, phylogenomics using traditional (Sanger) sequences as well as NGS data.

Lab website: http://www.uv.es/gonzalef/

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=VXqkL0MAAAAJ&hl=es&oi=ao 

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0879-5798

E-mail: fernando.gonzalez@uv.es