2024 Workshop on Phylogenomics, Český Krumlov Instructors

Jacob L. Steenwyk



Eduard Ocaña-Pallarès

Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

I feel a strong curiosity towards the genomic divergence process that culminated into the extant biodiversity. I am particularly interested in reconstructing the evolutionary process by exploring the phylogenetic signal contained in the genomes of the extant organisms. There is still much to know about how genomes evolve, and how gene content change in parallel to lineage diversification.



Gemma Martínez-Redondo

Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE, CSIC-UPF) in Barcelona

I am part of the Metazoa Phylogenomics lab at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE, CSIC-UPF) in Barcelona. In my research, I want to understand the genomic changes that facilitated animal terrestrialization, that is, the transition from an aquatic to a terrestrial environment, by studying gene repertoire evolution in a macroevolutionary context.




Michał Karlicki

University of Warsaw, Poland

I am a member of Evolution and Genomics of Microbial Eukaryotes Research Group of Ania Karnkowska at University of Warsaw. My research focuses on understanding ecological and evolutionary processes that drive prokaryotic and microbial eukaryotic communities in freshwaters by applying metabarcoding, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics.




Karin Steffen

Vanderbilt University, USA

I’m interested in combining different ‘-omics’ technologies to understand biodiversity and various evolutionary patterns. I think plants are awesome, but then I did a PhD on deep-sea marine sponges and now in my postdoc in the Rokas lab, I’m working on fungal natural products.






Previous years Workshop on Genomics Instructors


  • Eric Salomaki, Institute of Parasitology, Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic
  • Jacob L. Steenwyk, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Rosa Fernández, Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain
  • Marina Marcet-Houben, Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain
  • Miguel Naranjo-Ortiz, Center for Genomic Regulation, Spain
  • Lisa Pokorny, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK