We seek to understand the emergence, variability,

and persistence of molecular information.

How can such information arise, drive function, adapt, and persist? We study basic and applied aspects of this question:

Origins of Life

How could molecular information and self-replication arise from chemical building blocks of the early Earth?

Human Virome

How do communities of viruses, including their genetic variants, make us sick?

We collaborate with clinicians, biologists, chemists, mathematicians, and computer scientists to advance state-of-the-art methods that address these and other fundamental and societal challenges.

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