Bernardo Gutierrez

Research Interests

My interests focus on the evolutionary genetics of zoonotic viruses and the application of different computational techniques to evaluate the predictability of spillover events from wild reservoir populations to humans.

For this purpose, I combine structural information of viral proteins and phylogenetic inference to analyse phenotypes associated with host jumps. I aim to evaluate this phenomenon across multiple viral families and determine whether the structural information can be integrated into viral phylogenetics to better understand viral zoonosis.

I am also a visiting researcher at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, where I provde assistance in population genetic analyses for various plant and animal species.

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