The Laboratory of Molecular Ecology, Genomics and Evolutionary Studies is part of the Faculty of Chemistry and Biology of the University of Santiago of Chile. Our studies integrate molecular analysis of promoters, transcription analysis (including microarray studies), biochemistry, ecology, and phylogenomics to understand the evolution and functional importance of gene expression. Likewise genomic annotation is great expertise in the lab. The evolution of gene expression is investigated by phylogenetic analyses comparing gene expression among related groups of fish or by the analysis of the DNA sequences that regulate gene expression.

A second area of investigation is the use of high throughput DNA resequencing and alternative strategies to identify mutations in immunological candidate genes involved in a variety of viral and bacteria pathologies  

A major recent focus has been in assessing next generation sequencing technologies for their application to address outstanding issues in biology

Our facilities in the Department of Biology of the University of Santiago include state-of-the-art high-throughput molecular genomics, proteomics and metabolomics.