We are interested in the biodiversity, evolution, and phylogeography of microbial eukaryotes in marine sediments, with an emphasis on free-living marine nematodes and deep-sea ecosystems. Our work aims to link taxonomy and high-throughput sequencing methods, using a combination of morphological and molecular approaches (marker gene amplicons, metagenomics, and targeted genome sequencing).

Our research stands at the interface between biology and computer science, using biological questions and evolutionary hypotheses to drive the development and refinement of –Omic approaches focused on microbial eukaryotes.