My research interests are concerned with various fields of Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics:
Molecular evolution: studying the evolutionary selective forces shaping genes and genomes and the in-silico predictions of these forces using probabilistic evolutionary models.
Phylogenetics: reconstructing evolutionary relationships and ancestral sequences, inferring lateral gene transfer, alignment and alignment reliability.
Pathogenomics: developing and applying machine-learning tools for predicting effector proteins in pathogenic bacteria. Functional prediction of protein activities. Evolutionary analysis of bacterial and viral genomes.
Immunoformatics: predicting B cell epitopes and developing algorithms for analyzing phage display experiments.