About Olivier Gascuel
My main research interest is in the field of evolution and phylogeny. My focus is on the mathematical and computational tools and concepts, which form an essential basis of evolutionary studies. I (co)authored several software programs, some widely diffused and well cited, notably BioNJ, Phylogeny.fr, SeaView and PhyML. I also coauthored probabilistic models to describe protein evolution (e.g. LG), simple methods to select phylogenetic models (SMS) and test branches (aLRT), and fast dating algorithms (LSD). My main applications are related to viruses, HIV, and molecular epidemiology.