2017 Workshop on Phylogenomics, Český Krumlov Instructors

Rosa Fernández
Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain


Dr. Fernández‘s research interests revolve around the evolution of the most successful animal phylum: arthropods. As a Research Associate at Harvard University, she focused on shedding light on the Arthropod Tree of Life. Since the beginning of 2017, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Genomic Regulation in the Gabaldón Lab, where she works on comparative genomics and transcriptomics of arthropods to understand the evolutionary novelties and the genetic basis of terrestrialization in this animal group.

Marina Marcet-Houben
Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain


Dr. Marcet-Houben works on comparative genomics of fungal organisms. She uses large scale phylogenomics in order to study how fungal organisms have evolved. She is particularly interested in non-vertical evolutionary events such as horizontal gene transfer and hybridization processes. In that sense she has been working on using phylogenomic signals in order to detect ancient polyploidization events. She has also been involved in sequencing projects of plant pathogenic Penicillium species. Recently she has been dabbling in plant phylogenomics within the Olive tree genome project.

Miguel Naranjo-Ortiz
Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain


Miguel has a BSc. in Biology from University of Alicante (Spain) and a MSc. in Bioinformatics from Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). Right now he is a PhD student in the Gabaldón Lab at the Center for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona (Spain). He works on horizontal gene transfer detection in Eukaryotes, using phylogenomic approaches, and on the identification and structure of hybrid fungal genomes.

Lisa Pokorny
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK


Dr. Pokorny is an evolutionary biologist interested in unraveling macroevolutionary patterns across Land Plants. Lisa combines high throughput sequencing and phylogenomic approaches with climate and niche modeling to explore how drastic climate shifts have affected speciation, extinction, and migration processes across tropical regions, with a focus in the assembly of Southeast Asian forests.