Kondrashov Group

Evolutionary Genomics

How did living organisms become the way we know them today? The Kondrashov lab is focused on understanding the natural world in an evolutionary context, typically focusing on studying genetic information due the abundance of DNA and protein sequence data.

Kondrashov and his group do not restrict themselves to studying specific functions or phenotypes, instead, a staple feature of their research is a focus on how functions and phenotypes change over time. Therefore, their research is inherently interdisciplinary, grounded in classical evolutionary fields of population genetics and molecular evolution while drawing from other fields, such as cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics, and biophysics. Recently, the group has become increasingly interested in the experimental assay of fitness landscapes. Combining experiments, theory, and computational biology, they query how changes in the genotype affect fitness or specific phenotypes. In the near future, they hope to expand their experimental capabilities in order to query a wider range of interesting phenotypes in a high-throughput manner.

Group Leader


On this site:


Team

Avatar

Olga Bochkareva

Postdoc

Avatar

Louisa Gonzalez Somermeyer

PhD Student

Avatar

Mia Juracic

Project Technician


Avatar

Nick Machnik

PhD Student

Avatar

Aygul Minnegalieva

Project Technician

Avatar

Rodrigo Redondo

Project Technician


Avatar

Stefan Riegler

PhD Student

Avatar

Catalin Rusnac

PhD Student

Avatar

Natalia Ruzickova

PhD Student


Avatar

Petr Vlasov

Postdoc


Current Projects

Empirical fitness landscapes | Protein evolution in the context of epistasis | Population genomics of the spoon-billed sandpiper


Publications

Galan S, Machnik NN, Kruse K, Díaz N, Marti-Renom MA, Vaquerizas JM. 2020. CHESS enables quantitative comparison of chromatin contact data and automatic feature extraction. Nature Genetics. 52, 1247–1255. View

Sokolova EE, Vlasov P, Egorova TV, Shuvalov AV, Alkalaeva EZ. 2020. The influence of A/G composition of 3’ stop codon contexts on translation termination efficiency in eukaryotes. Molecular Biology. 54(5), 739–748. View

Sokolova EE, Vlasov P, Egorova TV, Shuvalov AV, Alkalaeva EZ. 2020. The influence of A/G composition of 3’ stop codon contexts on translation termination efficiency in eukaryotes. Molekuliarnaia biologiia. 54(5), 837–848. View

Mukba SA, Vlasov P, Kolosov PM, Shuvalova EY, Egorova TV, Alkalaeva EZ. 2020. Expanding the genetic code: Unnatural base pairs in biological systems. Molecular Biology. 54(4), 475–484. View

Mukba SA, Vlasov P, Kolosov PM, Shuvalova EY, Egorova TV, Alkalaeva EZ. 2020. Expanding the genetic code: Unnatural base pairs in biological systems. Molekuliarnaia biologiia. 54(4), 531–541. View

View All Publications

Career

since 2017 Professor, IST Austria
since 2012 Scientific Director of the School of Molecular and Theoretical Biology
2011 – 2017 ICREA Research Professor, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
2008 – 2017 Junior Group Leader, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
2008 PhD, University of California, San Diego, USA


Selected Distinctions

2017 ERC Consolidator Grant
2016 Plan Estatal, Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness
2016 Zimin Foundation Grant for School of Molecular and Theoretical Biology
2014 ERC Starting Grant
2013 Plan Nacional Grant, Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness
2012 Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Early Career Scientist Award
2011 EMBO Young Investigator Award
2010 Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize from Society for the Study of Evolution
2010 Plan Nacional Grant, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
2005 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow


Additional Information

Download CV

ERC Consolidator Grant website



Back to Top