Evolutionary sequence analysis

Ari Löytynoja research group

We work on methods development and their application in evolutionary sequence analysis. Our current research topics include population genetics, analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, and development of sequence alignment and visualization tools for evolutionary and comparative studies. 

Our main research directions are: 

  • Methods for sequence alignment and comparative sequence analysis 
  • Role of template switch mutations in gene and genome evolution 
  • Population genetics of small, isolated populations.

Ari Löytynoja, PhD
Research Director 
Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE

Biocenter 2, room 4047b
P.O. Box 56 (Viikinkaari 5D)
00014 University of Helsinki

Email: ari.loytynoja@helsinki.fi
Phone: +358 50 319 9286

Ari is a Principal Investigator/Research Director at BI.