We have developed and contributed to software for time calibration of molecular phylogenies, the identification of introgression in genomes, and the analysis of microsatellite markers.

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We have published genetic and genomic studies on vertebrates as diverse as Antarctic icefishes, sparrows, tropical eels, shorebirds, cichlid fishes, and ungulates.

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We have been directing and teaching international workshops since 2015, beginning with the Evomics Workshop on Molecular Evolution in Çeský Krumlov, Czech Republic.

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Michael Matschiner

Michael is Associate Professor for Vertebrate Zoology at the Natural History Museum in Oslo, which is part of the University of Oslo. He is also the scientific curator of the museum's fish collection. In his past postdoc life, he worked at Canterbury University in New Zealand, at the University of Oslo, and at the Universities of Basel and Zurich in Switzerland.

Thore Koppetsch

Thore is a PhD student at the Natural History Museum in Oslo. He completed his MSc thesis on taxonomy, biogeography, and speciation in North-East African reptiles at the University of Bonn and Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Germany, and performed research on herpetofaunal diversity and speciation, focussing particularly on skinks, chameleons, and other lizards.


We are always looking for members to add to the Evoinformatics Group. Please contact us if you are an undergraduate student interested in doing a MSc thesis with us. Prospective PhD students and postdocs are welcome to contact us to discuss funding opportunities.

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