My name is Gergely Szöllősi and I currently head the "Lendület" Evolutionary Genomics Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the ERC "GENECLOCKS" Research Group hosted at The Institute of Physics at Eötvös University in Budapest. Until 2013 July I was a a Marie Curie Fellow at the Bioinformatics. Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Genomics Group at LBBE in Lyon.



We are looking for postdocs to work on the origin of eukaryotes in a project funded jointly by the Simons and Moore Foundations, please click (Moore postdoc) for deatils!

We are looking for postdocs to work on the ERC "GENECLOCKS" project! Please click (postdocs) for deatils

Two new papers out in MBE!

Schrempf, Lartillott, Szöllősi: "Scalable empirical mixture models that account for across-site compositional heterogeneity

Morel, Kuzlov, Stamatakis, Szöllősi: "GeneRax: A Tool for Species-Tree-Aware Maximum Likelihood-Based Gene Family Tree Inference under Gene Duplication, Transfer, and Loss "

Our new paper "A compartment size-dependent selective threshold limits mutation accumulation in hierarchical tissues" is out in PNAS. More on somatic evolution coming soon!


Our new paper "Phylogenomics provides robust support for a two-domains tree of life" (pdf) is out in Natrue Ecology and Evolution.

We have two exciting new phylogenetic methods out on github (and BioRχiv)! "GeneRax" developed with Benoit Morel and the guys at "Exelixis lab" allows you to infer species tree aware gene trees straigth from the alignment and "EDCluster" a new, scalable method for finding empirical distribution mixture models (which can be used with IQ-TREE, Phylobayes, and RevBayes and out perform C10-C60), developed with Domink Schrempf and Nicolas Lartillot.


Our paper "Gene transfers can date the tree of life" is out in Nature Ecology and Evolution online and was recently covered in Quanta Magazine: Chronological Clues to Life's Early History Lurk in Gene Transfers.


We are looking for postdocs and PhD students to work on the ERC "GENECLOCKS" project! Please click (postdocs) or (PhDs) for deatils Our new paper "Integrative modeling of gene and genome evolution roots the archaeal tree of life" is out in PNAS! (Open Acces) I am looking for a postdoc to work on Physics of Cancer! Please click here for details. Our new paper "How long does Wolbachia remain onboard?" was recently published in MBE. (link to pdf) Our new paper "Hierarchical tissue organization as a general mechanism to limit the accumulation of somatic mutations" is to apper in Nature Communications. (Open Acces)


Our review "Horizontal Gene Transfer and the History of Life" is to appear in Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology. (link to pdf)

Our paper describing extensive Lateral Gene Transfer among Fungi in the Philisophical Transactions special issue "Eukaryotic origins: progress and challenges" is now online. (Open Acces)

and before ..

I had the opportunity to give the first in a series of three talks in phyloseminar.org's Mini-course on genome-scale phylogeny. You can watch this below:

Gergely J. Szöllősi