Our research interests are in evolutionary sequence analysis, both in the development of analysis methods and in their application to biological questions. Current topics include phylogenetic sequence alignment and homology inference for evolutionary studies and development of analysis methods for comparative analysis of high-throughput sequencing data. We collaborate on several projects producing sequence data, e.g. transcriptomics or amplicon data, and are involved in the Saimaa ringed seal genome project.

Although we focus on methods development, that should not be done in isolation of real-life analysis problems. We are interested in new collaborations with researchers having their own data and an interesting sequence analysis problem.