We use yeasts to study basic and applied aspects of microbial physiology and evolutionary ecology.
We address questions related to yeast metabolism, with an emphasis on the impact of horizontally acquired genes, and to yeast evolutionary ecology, with a focus on species that have been domesticated like those in the genera Saccharomyces and Torulaspora. To do so we combine the analysis of genomic data with in-depth physiological and ecological studies.
Our work is rooted on (yeast) physiology, diversity, phylogeny and ecology using experimental methods and field work. We aim at integrating these approaches with genomics and at combining in original ways experimental and computational biology.