Our research

We are a computational biology laboratory with a particular interest in the genome-scale analysis of transcriptional regulation and evolution.

Our goal is to use genomic data to understand: 

  • How is gene expression regulated?
  • How do these mechanisms control interesting biological behaviours?
  • How does gene regulation affect evolution?

We use a genomic approach as it allows us to identify common principles that apply to most biological systems. Unique or unusual cases - which always occur in biology - could then be understood within this broader context.

Most of our work depends on publicly available data, but we also collaborate closely with a few experimental laboratories. 


Where are we?

Our main laboratory is located at the Francis Crick Institute. We also have a smaller laboratory at the Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology in Japan.